Academy of Medicine Lecture on Classical Architecture: Heather Hyde Minor

  • Dates: 19 – 19 Feb, 2020
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Georgia Tech School of Architecture Lecture Series | Spring 2020

Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 PM

Reception with Professor Minor to follow lecture
Historic Academy of Medicine

Join us for our Academy of Medicine Lecture on Classical Architecture presented by Heather Hyde Minor, Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame. Reception to follow.

An exhibition of student work from Michael Gamble's fall studio titled, "Urban Repose" will be on display in the Hinman Hammock on the third floor of the Hinman Research Building from Tuesday, February 18 through Friday, February 21. Students in Gambles Fall 2019 studio designed a meditation space, garden, and columbarium in a constrained urban site with dense context. Piranesi's Le Antichità Romane and the Carceri served as precedents for the work throughout the semester. 

About Heather Hyde Minor
Heather Hyde Minor is a professor of art and architectural history at the University of Notre Dame.  A specialist in the history of European art and architecture from 1600 to 1800, Minor's scholarly interests include the city of Rome, prints, and print culture. Her most recent book, Piranesi's Lost Words, was published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2015. She is currently preparing an exhibition about Piranesi that will open at Princeton University in 2020, and recently completed a new book, Piranesi Unbound, with Carolyn Yerkes. 

Minor has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Her book, The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome (Penn State Press, 2010), won the 2010 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History and the 2013 honorable mention for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.  She is currently the academic director of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway.

What Piranesi Drew
Considered one of the first moderns, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) made many things during his lifetime--buildings, furniture, prints, teapots, etc. He also drew.  More than 700 drawings by his hand survive.  Focusing on his scratch paper pile, this talk will illuminate what Piranesi drew on those sheets and what they can tell us about his working method and his subject.
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