Fragmented Monumentality: Picturesque and Mannerist Traits of Carl Petersen's Faaborg Museum

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The article considers some of the fundamental design principles of Faaborg Museum from 1915 by the Danish architect Carl Petersen. It draws on two concepts that have rarely been used in the available literature on the museum, beginning with the picturesque and concluding with the mannerist approach.
Translated title of the contributionBagsidemonumentet: Pittoreske og manierede træk i Carl Petersens
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFaaborg Museum and the Artists' Colony
EditorsGry Hedin, Getrud Hvidberg-Hansen
Number of pages16
PublisherAarhus Universitetsforlag
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Architectural Analysis
  • Classicism
  • Museum
  • Mannerism
  • the Picturesque

Artistic research

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