Carolyn Yerkes appointed Curator of Avery Classics

Carolyn Yerkes joins Avery Library this week as its new Curator of Avery Classics

A long-time reader in Avery Classics, Carolyn is well acquainted with our outstanding collection and with the worldwide community of scholars who work here throughout the year. Her substantial knowledge of architectural history and history of the book will guide her leadership of the Avery Classics collection and services.

Carolyn will receive her Ph.D. from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia in Fall 2011; her dissertation, entitled "The Paradox of Precision: Architectural Drawing between Ancients and Moderns," is advised by Hilary Ballon. She received the M.Phil. in 2008, focusing on European Baroque Architecture and on Modern Architecture, and the M.A. in 2006. Prior to that, she received her M.Arch. from the Princeton School of Architecture in 2005, where she was awarded the AIA Medal as well as the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for her thesis, supervised by Peter Eisenman. She is distinguished by many scholarly awards and fellowships, among them the Samuel H. Kress Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, the Phi Beta Kappa Society Mary Isabel Sibley Dissertation Fellowship, the Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award Merit Citation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

Recent professional publications include: “Worcester College Ms B.2.3 and Its Sources: Seventeenth-Century French Drawings of Ancient and Modern Roman Architecture,” forthcoming in the next issue of the Annali di Architettura; an essay on the architectural literature of the Renaissance to appear in the Wiley-Blackwell /Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art/, and contributions to /The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan/, an exhibition curated by Hilary Ballon that will open this December at the Museum of the City of New York, with a catalog published by Columbia University Press.

–by Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Library

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