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Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Prof. Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

February 15, 2017

Edited by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy; With contributions by Trent Barnes, Samuel Ewing, Sarah Grandin, Ashley Hannebrink, Laura Kenner, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Sarah Mirseyedi, Marina Molarsky-Beck, David Pullins, Elizabeth M. Rudy, Harmon Siegel, Sean Wehle, and Oliver Wunsch

The Harvard Gazette remembers James Ackerman

The Harvard Gazette remembers James Ackerman

January 9, 2017

 

Architectural historian James Ackerman, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus, died Saturday in Cambridge. He was 97.

A World War II veteran who discovered a lifelong passion for Renaissance architecture while stationed in Italy, Ackerman was an acclaimed scholar of Renaissance history and the theory of architecture.

“His books were all milestones in the field — books that seem as perfectly balanced as the buildings they interpreted,” said Joseph Koerner, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of… Read more about The Harvard Gazette remembers James Ackerman

Putting a lens on race, photography, and citizenship

Putting a lens on race, photography, and citizenship

January 9, 2017

Professor Sarah Lewis sits down with the Boston Globe to discuss "Vision & Justice."

CAMBRIDGE — What’s the relationship between race, photography, and citizenship?

That question lies at the heart of Harvard scholar Sarah Lewis’s work, which these days is having quite a moment.

Last summer, the curator and art historian caused a major stir when she guest-edited “Vision & Justice,” a special issue of Aperture magazine on photography and the African-American experience. The issue, showcasing the work of academics, artists, and photographers, was quickly… Read more about Putting a lens on race, photography, and citizenship

James S. Ackerman:  Origins, Invention, Revision

James S. Ackerman: Origins, Invention, Revision

October 11, 2016

 

An illuminating collection of essays from the preeminent scholar of architectural history and theory

One of the most distinguished scholars in the fields of architectural history and theory today, James Sloss Ackerman is best known for his work on Italian masters such as Palladio and Michelangelo. In this collection of essays, Ackerman offers insight into his formation and development as a scholar, as well as reflections on a range of topics. Concise, lucid, and original, this book presents deep syntheses alongside innovative approaches and a broadening… Read more about James S. Ackerman: Origins, Invention, Revision