Sara GallettiChercheuse invitée

Juin - août 2017

Sara Galletti, Associate Professor of art history, received a joint Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from the University IUAV of Venice and the Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne. Her main field of research and teaching is early modern architectural theory and practice, with a focus on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France.

Bibliographie sélective

Sara Galletti has published on the urban history of Paris, on secular and religious architecture, and on the relations between architectural space, court ceremonial, and the accessibility of artworks.

  • Her first monograph, Le Palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631, was published in 2012 by Éditions Picard, Paris.

She is currently working on two research projects:

  • "Practice into Theory: Philibert de L’Orme, the Premier tome de l’architecture (1567),
  • the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France" and "Paris of Waters."

Projet de recherche

"Practice into Theory" is a book-length project that analyses the connections between architectural theory and practice in fifteenth- to seventeenth-century France. It focuses on Philibert de L’Orme’s architectural treatise, the Premier tome de l’architecture  (1567), in relation to: early modern architectural theory across Europe; French practice in the late medieval and early modern times and the modes of transmission of architectural knowledge before (or aside from) theory; and the emergence of a new professional figure of the architect as construed in the contemporary discourse across Europe and as experienced in French practice.