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Sara Galletti, Associate Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Sara GallettiSpecialization:

    Early Modern Architecture
    Architectural History
    Architectural Theory
    Urban History


Research Interests:
    History of architecture and urbanism; architectural theory and books; history of the profession of architecture

Current projects:

    Practice into Theory: Philibert Delorme, the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567), and the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France, Paris of Waters

Sara Galletti received a joint Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from the Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne and the Università IUAV of Venice. Her main field of research and teaching is the history and theory of sixteenth-and seventeenth-century architecture in France. Her first book, "Le Palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631," was recently published by Éditions Picard (Paris, 2012). She is currently working on two projects: (1) "Practice into Theory: Philibert Delorme, the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567), and the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France," which analyses the connections between architectural theory and practice in fifteenth- to seventeenth-century France; and (2) "Paris of Waters," which focuses on the impact of water on the demographic, social, architectural, and urban development of the city of Paris through time.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Universite de Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris (France) 2004
  • Ph.D. Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (Italy) 2004
  • Laurea Università IUAV di Venezia 1999
  • M.Arch. Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (Italy) 1999

Contact Info:

Office Location:  114 S. Buchanan Blvd, A251a, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:   (919) 668-6203
Email Address:   sara.galletti@duke.edu
Web Page:   https://duke.academia.edu/SaraGalletti


Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Galletti, S. "Philibert de l’Orme’s Divine Proportions and the Composition of the Premier tome de l’Architecture." Architectural Histories  vol. 2 no. 1 (2014): 1-11. [bh], [doi]
  2. Galletti, S. "Before the Academy: Research Trends in the History of French Early Modern Architecture before the Age of Louis XIV." Perspective  vol. 2013 no. 1 (Spring, 2013): 43-65. [;%20DOI%20:%2010.4000/perspective.1790], [doi]
  3. Galletti, S. "Female Agency and Early Modern Urbanism: the Paris of Maria de' Medici." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians  vol. 71 no. 2 (June, 2012): 186-203. [186], [doi]
  4. Galletti, S. Le Palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631. Éditions Picard, (2012).
  5. Galletti, S. "Projet et chantier à la Renaissance: l’église Saint-Nicolas de Troyes, 1524-1608." Some degree of happiness. Studi di storia dell’architettura in onore di Howard Burns. Edited by Beltramini, M; Elam, C.  (2010): 173-191. [repository]