Publications by Matthew Rampley


(with Markian Prokopovych and Nóra Veszprémi) The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary: Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2021)

(with Markian Prokopovych and Nóra Veszprémi) Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire: Museums of Design, Industry and the Applied Arts (New York and London: Routledge, 2020)

The Vienna School of Art History. Scholarship and the Politics of Empire, 1847-1918 (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2013)

Book chapters

On Erasures in Modern Architecture: Catholic “Modernism” and the Historiography of Church Building Between the Wars,’ in Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design, eds Megan Brandow-Faller and Laura Morowitz (New York: Routledge, 2022)

Linear, Entangled, Anachronic: Periodization and the Shapes of Time in Art History,’ in Periodization in the Art Historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe, eds Shona Kallestrup, Magdalena Kunińska, Mihnea Alexandru Mihail, Anna Adashinskaya and Cosmin Minea (New York: Routledge, 2022)

Edited books and special issues

“Art History in Central Europe: the Vienna School and Beyond.” Special issue of The Journal of Art Historiography 8 (June 2013)

Heritage, Ideology and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe. Contested Pasts, Contested Presents.(London: Boydell & Brewer, 2012). Authored chapter: ‘Contested Histories: Heritage and / as the Construction of the Past.’

(with Charlotte Schoell-Glass, Andrea Pinotti, Kitty Zijlmans, Hubert Locher, Thierry Lenain) Art History and Visual Studies in Europe. A Critical Guide (Leiden: Brill, 2012). Authored chapters include: ‘Introduction,’ ‘Bildwissenschaft,’ ‘Nationalism and Art History in the New Europe,’ and ‘Art History in the Nordic Countries’ (co-authored).

“Museology in Central Europe.” Special Issue of Centropa. A Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts. 12.2 (May 2012)


Myths of Modernism: Austrian Art after 1918,’ Art History 46.2 (2023) pp. 256–281. DOI:

Decolonizing Central Europe: Czech Art and the Question of “Colonial Innocence”,’ Visual Resources 37.1 (2021) pp. 1–30. DOI:

Networks, Horizons, Centres and Hierarchies: On the Challenges of Writing on Modernism in Central Europe,’ Umění 69.2 (2021) pp. 145–162.

Modernism and Cultural Politics in Inter-war Austria: The Case of Clemens Holzmeister,’ Architectural History 64 (2021) pp. 347–378.

‘From Potemkin City to the Estrangement of Vision: Baroque Vision and Modernity in Austria, before and after 1918,’ Austrian History Yearbook 47 (2016) pp. 167–187.

‘The Strzygowski School of Cluj. An Episode in the Interwar Cultural Politics of Romania,’ Journal of Art Historiography, 8 (2013) pp. 1–21.

‘Art History, Racism and Nationalism. Coriolan Petranu and Art in Transylvania,’ in Jerzy Malinowski, ed., History of Art History in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (Torun: Tako, 2012) pp. 57–62.

‘L’histoire de l’art et la crise des sciences humaines: Josef Strzygowski et Hans Sedlmayr,’ Austriaca 72 (2011) pp. 189–212.

‘Dalmatia is Italian! The Politics of Art History in Austria-Hungary and South-Eastern Europe, 1862-1930,’ Etudes Balkaniques 44.4 (2008) pp. 130–147.

‘Max Dvorák: art history and the crisis of modernity,Art History, 26 (2), pp. 214–237.

‘Subjectivity and Modernism. Riegl and the Rediscovery of the Baroque,’ in Richard Woodfield, ed., Framing Formalism. Riegl’s Work (Gordon + Breach, 2000) pp. 265–290.


Vladimír Fischer – Church of St Augustine, Brno, 1930-35 – photo: by Harold, Wikimedia Commons