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

Sara Galletti received an M.Arch. from IUAV (Venice) and a joint Ph.D. in the History of Architecture from the Sorbonne (Paris) and IUAV. Her field of research is early modern architectural theory and practice, with a focus on early modern 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 , which 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, and
- Paris of Waters , which 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.
Sara Galletti is also PI of the Bass Connections project Building Duke: The Architectural History of Duke Campus from 1924 to the Present .

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