LECTURE: "Death in the Enchanted Palace: Philibert Delorme's Château d'Anet."
Richard Etlin is a Distinguished University Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation of the University of Maryland and a Fellow of the American Academy of Rome. His books include In Defense of Humanism: Value in the Arts and Letters (1996); Symbolic Space: French Enlightenment Architecture and Its Legacy (1994) – winner of an International Architecture Book Award from the American Institute of Architects; Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier: The Romantic Legacy (1994); Modernism in Italian Architecture, 1890-1940 (1991) – winner of the 1992 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, an International Architecture Book Award from the American Institute of Architects, and the 1991 Most Outstanding Book in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, Inc.; and The Architecture of Death: The Transformation of the Cemetery in Eighteenth-Century Paris (1984). He is the editor of Art, Culture and Media under the Third Reich (2002) and Nationalism in the Visual Arts (1991). He has held Fulbright Fellowships for France and Italy.
Other fellowships include a Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, and Dumbarton Oaks-Harvard University.
Professor Etlin currently teaches architectural history ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern era. His most recent teaching and research interests focus on innovative structural principles of historical masonry architecture and their relationship to modern structural design and to structure in the natural world and sustainable urbanism. He is currently the editor of the Encyclopedia of Religious Architecture of the World, a multi-volume reference work that will be published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Etlin is also preparing a critical edition of Louis Sullivan's Kindergarten Chats (1901-2).