APLA Faculty: Publications in Progress

Mar 5th, 2015

APLA Faculty have proven prolific in developing and publishing books, especially "over the last ten years" notes David Hinson, head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Two books most recently being prepared for publication are those of APLA faculty Carla Kayvanian and Margaret Fletcher.

Carla Keyvanian, Associate Professor in the Architecture Program, is publishing her first book. Titled: Hospitals and Urbanism in Rome 1200 – 1500, the book reconstructs the forces that shaped the city of Rome in the course of three seminal centuries. The work focuses on the construction of large public hospitals, which legitimized the power of rulers and were for that reason invariably built in prime urban areas. Using the establishment of hospitals as a guiding thread, the study reconstructs the trajectories along which the city developed, and the relationship between architecture and politics in this remarkable city. The work is the outcome of a collective effort: Ivan Vanchev, class of 2012, and Michael Brudi, class of 2015, produced a large set of accompanying drawings reconstructing buildings, urban sites and sectors now completely transformed. The vivid drawings do not simply illustrate the argument developed in the text, but aid in its construction. Issued by Brill Publishers—an imprint specializing in the humanities based in Leiden, Boston and Tokyo—Hospitals and Urbanism should appear in bookstores before the end of the year.

Assistant Professor Margaret Fletcher is currently writing a book titled, The Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You'll Ever Need. This publication is a continuation of Professor Fletcher's research about the visual communication of architectural ideas and will focus on actionable advice for portfolio design. The book is in development with Routledge, a global publisher of academic books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.