Professor Escobar publishes scholarship on the art, architecture, and urban culture of early modern Spain, Italy, and the Spanish world. His first award-winning book, The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid (Cambridge University Press, 2003), explores the interchange of architecture and politics in the evolution of Madrid from a secondary city of Castile to the seat of a global empire. His forthcoming publications consider seventeenth-century architecture in Seville and Santiago de Compostela as well as early modern religious architecture in the whole of the Spanish Empire.
The Humanities Research Center and the Department of Art History present Jesus Escobar, professor of Art History at Northwestern University, and 2014-15 Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Center on Wednesday, January 28 at 3:30 pm at the Valentine House. Jesus will give a talk titled Lost Madrid: The Royal Palace of the Spanish Habsburgs.