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David Karmon

Karmon

Visual Arts Department
Architectural Studies

Professor

Ph.D., Harvard University
M. Arch., Yale School of Architecture

Fields: Early modern art, architecture, and urbanism

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Email: dkarmon@holycross.edu
Office Phone: 508-793-2253
Office: Fenwick 438
PO Box: 60A

David Karmon is Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Head of the Architectural Studies program at Holy Cross. The author of Architecture and the Senses in the Italian Renaissance: The Varieties of Architectural Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome (Oxford University Press, 2011), his writings on architecture, urbanism, and the history of archaeology have appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogues. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including the Lily Auchincloss / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the American Academy in Rome, as well as fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Clark Art Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Bogliasco Foundation. As Book Review Editor for Europe, Asia, and Africa before 1750 (2018-20), and Chief Editor at the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2021-23), his expertise extends across many areas of the global built environment. He is currently working on a new book on Renaissance architecture and natural history.

Courses

These typically involve the close study of objects and sites, and thematic approaches to situate these works within broader social and cultural contexts.

  • MONT 106 Between Nature and Metropolis
  • MONT 108 Travel across Time
  • VAHI 111 History of Pre-Modern Global Architecture
  • VAHI 112 History of Modern Global Architecture
  • VAHI 137 Destruction and Renewal
  • VAHI 205 Global Commerce in 15c Italy
  • VAHI 206 Art and Antiquity in 16c Italy
  • VAHI 207 Art, Science, and Power in the 17c
  • VAHI 299 The Invention of Michelangelo
  • VAHI 400 Concentration Seminar
  • VAHI 420 Fenwick Tutorial
  • HNRS 495 Honors Thesis

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