April - April 2000
Mario Carpo has been professor of architectural history at the École d'Architecture de Saint-Étienne since 1993. He is also currently a researcher at the School of Architecture of Grenoble and a research consultant to the French Ministry of Culture. He has been visiting professor at Cornell University, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Florence. Carpo made efficient use of a short fellowship term to complete an essay on the theories of Renaissance humanist and architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) and their revival in American painting of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.