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Richard Sundt

Associate Professor Emeritus
Phone: 541-346-4698
Office: 382 Lawrence Hall

University of Wisconsin, PhD, 1981 and MA, 1973

Richard Sundt’s research focuses on three disparate areas of architectural history: Gothic, Gothic Revival and Oceanic. The monuments he considers are nevertheless linked by a commonality of distinctive formal elements, similar problems relating to ritual function, and a methodology grounded on the analysis of structures, both extant and vanished, and aided by reference to drawings, historic photographs, and a critical reading of archival documents. A more detailed overview of his past and current investigations can be obtained by consulting his personal web page.


Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building, Decoration and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1834–1863
Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2010