Sara Galletti
Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Sara Galletti received a joint Ph.D. in the History of Architecture from the Sorbonne (Paris) and IUAV (Venice). Her field of research is early modern architectural theory and practice, with a focus on 16th- and 17th-century Europe and the Mediterranean. She has published on secular and religious architecture, on Philibert de L'Orme, on the urban history of Paris, on the relations between space and social structures, as well as on the history of stereotomy.

Current Research Interests

Sara Galletti is working on two book-length projects:
- "Stereotomy: a Mediterranean History" explores the history of the practice and theory of stereotomy–the art of cutting stones into particular shapes for the construction of complex vaulted structures–over a broad geographical and chronological spectrum, from Hellenistic Greece through early modern Europe and across the Mediterranean Basin.
- "Paris of Waters" explores the impact of water on the demographic, social, architectural, and urban development of the city of Paris through time. The project is concerned with water in a wide array of forms – as resource, as commodity, as means of transportation, as funnel for the city’s waste, and as cause of disaster and death – and with making it visible as powerful agent of urban change.
She is a member of the Wired Lab and PI of the Bass Connections project titled Building Duke: The Architectural History of Duke Campus from 1924 to the Present.

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