Christy Anderson

Professor - History of Art; Architecture


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Maritime history; history of ports; urban and landscape history; architectural theory.


My interests in architecture include both the close study of buildings in their physical and cultural settings as well as the more theoretical interpretation of architectural experience and design methods. I am currently working on the meanings of materials in European architecture and a related project on the varieties of architectural experience in the early modern era. I have published on architectural photography, British and Italian buildings, and the history of the architectural treatise. Future projects include the history of Scandinavian buildings and architecture in the global Renaissance.

Research Areas

Architectural history, Maritime history, Early modern history 

Cities of Focus

London, Boston, Copenhagen