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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...

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