Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture

Richard Wittman earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University and specializes in the cultural history of architecture and town planning, especially of the modern and early modern periods, with secondary research emphases in theory and the historiography of architecture. His first book is titled Architecture, Print Culture, and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century France, and he has written numerous other publications exploring the emergence of modern conceptions and experiences of space, in architectural, political, personal, scientific, and virtual capacities in seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century France, and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Rome. His current work focuses on the century-long reconstruction of the Early Christian basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura in Rome (1825-1929).

Select EH Courses: Survey: Architecture and Planning and Gardens, Land, and Landscape in the West