Cammy Brothers

B.A., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, 1991
M.A., Courtauld Institute, University of London, 1992
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1999

Associate Professor, Italian Renaissance Architecture

Cammy Brothers specializes in Italian Renaissance Architecture. Her Ph.D. thesis, "Drawing from Memory: Giuliano da Sangallo and the Ruins of Rome," considered issues of representation, antiquarianism, and the relation between early archaeology and design. Other research concerns artistic exchange around the Mediterranean, with a special focus on the landscapes and gardens of al-Andalus; fifteenth and sixteenth-century theories of architecture and literature; and interaction between the practices of painting, architecture and sculpture. Her publications include "The Renaissance Reception of the Alhambra: The Letters of Andrea Navagero and the Palace of Charles V," Muqarnas 11 (1994); "Architecture, Texts and Imitation in Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth-Century Rome," in Architecture and Language, ed. G. Clarke and P. Crossley (Cambridge University Press, 2000); "Drawing Ancient Rome in the Letter to Leo X and in Sixteenth-Century Practice," in Coming About...A Festschrift for John Shearman, ed. L. R. Jones and L. C. Matthew (Harvard University Art Museums, 2002); and "Reconstruction as Design: Giuliano da Sangallo and the 'palazo di mecenate' on the Quirinal Hill" Annali di architettura 14 (2002). In 2006 she participated in the organization of a show on Michelangelo's architectural drawings in Vicenza and Florence, and she contributed an essay ("Figura e architettura nei disegni di Michelangelo") and seven entries to the catalog, Michelangelo e il Disegno di Architettura, ed. Caroline Elam (Marsilio, 2006). She has been a Fulbright Fellow at the Courtauld Institute in London (1991-92), a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome (1996-97), a Fellow of the Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies (2001-02), and a Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2006). In 2006-07, she was a Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, researching a project on "Andrea Navagero and Mediterranean Landscapes," and in July and August 2007, she was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, returning to her work on Giuliano da Sangallo. Her book, Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture, is published by Yale University Press (2008). It is the 2010 winner of the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

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