I am a historian of art and architecture of early modern Europe. My research focuses on the intersection of artistic and architectural practice, especially in Italy, c. 1300 – c. 1500.

I am particularly interested in the relationship between design and craft, the emergence of the architect as a new professional, and the production of artistic and architectural knowledge.

I explore these issues both within Italy and in terms of its exchanges with wider Europe and the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.

In addition to my research, I work as a curator, editor and translator. My research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the University of Warwick and the Warburg Institute.


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RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA BOSTON (20-22 March 2025)

Beyond the Painter-Architect: Exploring Art and Architecture as Integrated Practices

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Fra Damiano Zambelli (Damiano da Bergamo), Annunciation, 1536. San Pietro, Perugia. Wood intarsia. Wikimedia Commons

Pesellino, Triumph of David, detail, 1445-55. National Gallery, London. Wikimedia Commons

Altichiero da Zevio, Baptism of King Sevius and Martyrdom of St George, 1384. Oratory of St George, Padua. Wikimedia Commons

North Italian draughtsman, Five-domed basilica, North Italian Album, SJSM Vol. 122, p. 6. Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, late fifteenth-early sixteenth century. © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. Photograph by Ardon Bar-Hama.

Andrea del Verrocchio and workshop (attr.), Virgin Adoring the Infant Christ (Ruskin Madonna), National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1470–1475. Wikimedia Commons

Titian: Love, Desire, Death. Exhibition catalogue, National Gallery, London and Yale University Press

Benozzo Gozzoli, Virgin and Child Enthroned, 1461-62. National Gallery, London. Wikimedia Commons