Impromptu: Library Treasures

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Among the countless books that have been written about architecture are, for example, architectural theoretical treatises and monographs about famous master builders and architects, as well as catalogs of their œuvre, survey works on specific building tasks or overall representations of the styles and periods of architecture. Among these books stand out those that, due to their age, their innovative potential, through the insights and views that were disseminated through them, but also through ever new editions and translations into countless languages, have decisively shaped our view of architecture and its history and continue to do so to this day. These treasures, which also fill the shelves and bookcases of the library of the Institute of Art History of our faculty, may be called true library treasures because of precisely these unique features and scientific-historical significance.

The task of the digitally held STEG this winter semester is to create in groups of two a cleverly constructed, informative short film of about 3 minutes in length about such a "treasure". You will choose the "hero" of your film either from the freely accessible library holdings or - after prior consultation with the institute librarian, Dr. Koop - from a pool of temporarily accessible bibliophilic rarities. In the first two of the three scheduled sessions, we will talk about the structure and criteria that such a film ideally has to fulfill, and you will briefly present your favorites. In the third session, which will be a kind of "watch party" and which will also be the deadline, we will look at your "book adaptations" and the question of which self-imposed directing instructions and cinematic means you have used to do justice to the special features of your book and to meet your demands.


Library Treasures

Online event

M. Sc. // all semesters // impromptu


Fri, 11/5/2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (film criteria selection)

Fri, 11/19/2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (selection of book favorites)

Fri, 01/21/2022, 18:00-21:00 ("watch party" + submission)

Current situation

Due to the current situation, some lectures and courses will be held digitally. You will receive information about the exact schedule from your respective lecturer. Please make sure that you are registered in the corresponding moodle room. If this is not the case, please contact our office.



Alexander Markschies

Lehrstuhlinhaber, Studiendekan


+49 241 80 95068