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Michael Waters

Michael Waters

Senior Lecturer of Art and Architectural History

Phone: 

312.567.3438

Fax: 

312.567.5187

Email: 

Office: 

SH 200

Education 

Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2014)
M.Arch.Hist., University of Virginia (2007)
B.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)

Research Interests 

Italian Renaissance architecture
Prints, drawings and objects of architectural transmission
History of pre-industrial technology
Materiality in architecture

Professional Society Memberships 

College Art Association; Renaissance Society of America; Society of Architectural Historians; American Association of Museums & International Council of Museums; National Trust for Historic Preservation

Awards & Honors 

Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Exchange Fellowship 
Donald and Maria Cox Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome 
Traveling Fellowship, Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation 
Library Research Grant, Getty Research Institute
 

Selected Publications 

Exhibition Catalogues        

Variety, Archeology, and Ornament: Renaissance architectural prints from column to cornice (University of Virginia Art Museum, 2011)

Articles and Essays

“Reflection: Matter and Materials in Early Modern Architecture,” in Matter (Oxford Philosophical Concepts) ed. Wolfgang Mann and Christia Mercer (forthcoming 2015)

“Francesco di Giorgio and the Reconstruction of Antiquity: Epigraphy, archeology, and newly discovered drawings,” Pegasus - Berliner Beitr├Ąge zum Nachleben der Antike 15 (forthcoming 2014)

“Reviving Antiquity with Granite: Spoliated columns and the development of the Roman Renaissance,” in Architecture in Pieces: the representation of architecture by means of spolia, ed. Lex Bosman (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014, in press)

“A Renaissance without Order: Ornament, Single-sheet Engravings, and the Mutability of Architectural Prints,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71, no. 4 (Dec. 2012) : 488–523

“Who was Master A. P.? Palladio was influenced by prints as well as architectural treatises,” Palladiana: Journal of the Center for Palladian Studies in America 6, no. 2 (Spring 2012) : 2–4

“Looking Beyond the Treatise: Single-leaf prints and sixteenth-century architectural culture,” in Variety, Archeology, and Ornament: Renaissance architectural prints from column to cornice (University of Virginia Art Museum, 2011), 18–48