Faculty Publications

Architects and Mimetic Rivalry

Architects and Mimetic Rivalry

Four architectural theorists argue that architectural identities are shaped by imitating preferred architectural forms and by imitating the identities of their makers.

Architecture of Classical Interior

Architecture of Classical Interior

A unique study of the formal and compositional—as well as pragmatic and constructional—issues arising in the design and appreciation of interior architecture in the classical tradition.

Durability in Construction: Traditions and Sustainability in 21st Century Architecture

Durability in Construction: Traditions and Sustainability in 21st Century Architecture

With the topic of sustainability now at the top of professional, academic, and political agendas, a building's ability to endure longer than the immediate requirements of its user for the benefit of future generations is being recognized again as critical.

Environmentally Opportunisitic Computing: A Distributed Waste Heat Reutilization Approach to Energy-efficient Buildings and Data Centers

Environmentally Opportunisitic Computing: A Distributed Waste Heat Reutilization Approach to Energy-efficient Buildings and Data Centers

With building energy consumption rising in industrial nations, new approaches for energy efficiency are required. A new strategy to overcome these challenges is called environmentally opportunistic computing (EOC).

From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town

From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town

When Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, the force of the explosion blew the top right off the mountain, burying nearby Pompeii in a shower of volcanic ash. Ironically, the calamity that proved so lethal for Pompeii's inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations.

Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic

Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic

Ingrid Rowland writes and lectures on Classical Antiquity, the Renaissance and the Age of the Baroque for general as well as specialist readers.

Green Living: Architecture and Planning

Green Living: Architecture and Planning

12 experts in green architecture and urbanism—including School of Architecture professor David Mayernik and professor emeritus Norman Crowe—argue that tradition and the vernacular have much to teach us about sustainability.

New Palladians

New Palladians

Architects, artists, and historians from around the world gathered in 2008 to celebrate the 500th birthday of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

Nisyros: History and Architecture of an Aegean Island

Nisyros: History and Architecture of an Aegean Island

Prof. Richard Economakis highlights the Greek island's history, countryside and the architecture of its ancient settlements.

On the Heroic Frenzies

On the Heroic Frenzies

Italian astronomer and Dominican friar Giordano Bruno (1548–1600), found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake, has long been an enigma of early modern European philosophy.

Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day

Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day

This volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome. Scholars specialized in different historical periods contributed chapters, in order to find common themes.

Reconquering Sacred Space

Reconquering Sacred Space

Edited by Prof. Duncan Stroik, is the first book in over four decades to showcase the new Renaissance of Catholic architecture.

Rediscovering the Hindu Temple:  The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India

Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India

This volume examines the multifarious dimensions that constitute the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and urban built form.

The Architectural Capriccio

The Architectural Capriccio

Bringing together leading writers and practicing architects including Jean Dethier, David Mayernik, Massimo Scolari, Robert Adam, David Watkin and Leon Krier, this volume provides a kaleidoscopic, multilayered exploration of the Architectural Capriccio.

The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire

The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire

Associate Dean John Stamper examines the development of Roman temple architecture from its earliest history in the sixth century BC to the reigns of Hadrian and the Antonines in the second century A.D.

The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention

The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention

Prof. David Mayernik's new book Emulation is a challenging middle ground between imitation and invention. The idea of rivaling by means of imitation, as old as the Aenead and as modern as Michelangelo, fit neither the pessimistic deference of the neoclassicists nor the revolutionary spirit of the Romantics.

The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal

The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal

A collection of essays by Duncan Stroik covering principles of sacred architecture and their integration into the wider renewal of architecture and liturgy.

The Empire of Non-Sense: Art in the Technological Society

The Empire of Non-Sense: Art in the Technological Society

Many modern artists and architects continue to imagine and build the world technologically. Their beliefs remain firmly rooted in their assumption that the liberating forces of technology freed them from previous artistic traditions while making available vast means of production and a plethora of materials.

The Future of the Past

The Future of the Past

The debate between traditionalists and modernists has focused on the style that should be used for new buildings; it has paid less attention to how new buildings or additions should be designed in historic settings.

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Prof. Doordan’s chapter focuses on a broad spectrum of disciplines used to develop a theory capable of supporting sustainable design.

The Imperfect City:  On Architectural Judgment

The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment

If architectural judgment were a city, a city of ideas and forms, then it is a very imperfect city.In this book, Prof. Samir Younés examines architectural judgment in its historical, cultural, political, and psychological dimensions and their convergence on that most expressive part of architecture, namely: architectural character.

The True, the Fictive and the Real, The Historical Dictionary of Architecture of Quatremère de Quincy

The True, the Fictive and the Real, The Historical Dictionary of Architecture of Quatremère de Quincy

The book's introductory essays examine the thought of French theorist A.C. Quatremère de Quincy and its applicability to contemporary traditional architecture.

The Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica of Rome

The Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica of Rome

French architect Paul Letarouilly (1795-1855), author of the masterpiece Edifices de Rome Moderne, was unequaled in his observational ability and impeccable drawing skills.

The Venice Charter Revisited: Modernism and Conservation in the 21st Century

The Venice Charter Revisited: Modernism and Conservation in the 21st Century

The Venice Charter of 1964 was a major step towards better conservation of traditional buildings and places. It has since become the founding document of ICOMOS, the organization for professionals in conservation.

Thomas Gordon Smith: The Rebirth of Classical Architecture

Thomas Gordon Smith: The Rebirth of Classical Architecture

Highlighting the career and achievements of Thomas Gordon Smith, a professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame.

Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy

Timeless Cities: An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy

Prof. David Mayernik traces the continuity of the Idea of the City in five Italian cities from late antiquity through the 18th century, looking most deeply at the extended Renaissance, examining both the urban artifacts themselves and what the people who built them said and thought about them.

Twentieth-Century Architecture

Twentieth-Century Architecture

Prof. Dennis Doordan presents a detailed account of the many architectural orientations of the last 100 years.

Villa Taverna

Villa Taverna

The official history of the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Rome.

Vitruvius on Architecture

Vitruvius on Architecture

Approximately 2,025 years ago, an aged Roman architect named Vitruvius wrote down on 10 scrolls everything he knew about architecture.