Past Event

Vittoria Di Palma, “Naples and Natural History on the Grand Tour”

October 26, 2010
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Vittoria Di Palma is Assistant Professor of Architectural History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She is the co-editor of Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City(Routledge: 2009) and her writing has also been published in AA Files, the Journal of Architecture, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. She is currently writing a book on landscape and natural history in 18th-century England.

Prof. Di Palma specializes in modern European architectural history and theory, with a particular concentration on eighteenth-century architecture and landscape. Her research focuses on connections between landscape and epistemology; ideas of the natural and the artificial; and, more broadly, brings art historical issues to bear upon architectural history, examining, for example, ways in which visuality, aesthetics, and perception inform our understanding of buildings and environments.