Even if you cannot name a single Baroque-style building, you might be able to imagine the quality of Baroque architecture: extravagance, drama, and flamboyance. The Baroque movement became widely popular in Europe in the early 17th century and remained in favor past the 18th century as it moved across countries—and even continents—as Europeans brought the design aesthetic to
Duke University professor Paul B. Jaskot is giving a lecture on Tuesday, March 16, about his use of digital tools to study architecture in the Krakow Ghetto during Nazi occupation.
The event will be presented by the UNC Department of Art and Art History. Jaskot directs the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture at Duke, where the research that will be featured in his lecture was conducted.
“We are trying to explore how the built-in environment helps us explain an integrated history of the Holocaust,” Jaskot said.
Jaskot will emphasize the connection between the architecture, Nazi culture