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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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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...
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Prof. Sarah Lewis interviewed by the Harvard Gazette

Prof. Sarah Lewis interviewed by the Harvard Gazette

September 30, 2016

 

This fall, Sarah Lewis ’97 began teaching the course “Vision & Justice: The Art of Citizenship” as the newest member of the History of Art and Architecture faculty. The topic has long been one of interest to Lewis, whose experience includes early acclaim as a painter — top honors in the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics for a still life — and work as a curator at both MoMA in New York and the Tate Modern in London. Now an author and scholar, she chatted with the Gazette about her time as an undergrad and the powerful, sometimes...

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