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 architecture. Other research concerns artistic exchange around the Mediterranean, with a special focus on 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 2002. 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 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2006). She has recently completed a book, Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture, (forthcoming, Yale University Press, 2007). She is currently a Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, researching a project on “Mediterranean Landscapes.”

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