Sara Galletti

Associate Professor of Art History
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Sara Galletti is an Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History. She received a joint Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from the Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne and the Università IUAV of Venice. Her main field of research and teaching is the history and theory of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century architecture in France. Her first book, “Le Palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631,” was recently published by Éditions Picard (Paris, 2012). She is currently working on two projects: (1) “Practice into Theory: Philibert Delorme, the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567), and the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France,” which analyses the connections between architectural theory and practice in fifteenth- to seventeenth-century France; and (2) “Paris of Waters,” which focuses on the impact of water on the demographic, social, architectural, and urban development of the city of Paris through time.


Building Duke

Chateaux of the Loire Valley


Building Duke

Mapping Stereotomy

Paris of Waters

Publications & Presentations

Galletti, Sara. “Philibert de L’Orme’s theory of stereotomy in the Premier tome de l’architecture. Thinking3D. April 16, 2018.

Galletti, Sara. “Stereotomy and the Mediterranean: Notes Toward an Architectural History.” Mediterranea: International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge. 2, March 30, 2018.

Galletti, Sara. “Mapping Stereotomy: Vaulting in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean.” Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 6-7, 2018.