American Academy in Rome


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American Academy in Rome,

founded in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome by Charles F. McKim and enlarged in 1897 with the founding of the American Academy in Rome for students of architecture, sculpture, and painting. It was incorporated by act of Congress in 1905. In 1913 its charter was amended to include the American School of Classical Studies in Rome. It annually awards to U.S. citizens competitive fellowships bearing a yearly stipend, a travel allowance, and residence in Rome. Fellowships are granted in architecture, painting, sculpture, music, landscape architecture, and art history.
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Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome; Supplementary Volume XI
He recently finished an appointment as artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome.
He is a member of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, the U.S.
Serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the Brearley School (1978-82), she was also the first female trustee of the Lawrenceville School (1985-96), as well a trustee of the American Academy in Rome (1979-99).
Looking at his work, it comes as no surprise to learn that he became a devotee of Carlo Scarpa during a period as a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1987.
Indeed, we always seem to be on Calvary or Parnassus in this book - almost literally at times, as when we read that author and subject cemented their friendship at the American Academy in Rome, whose director, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, is Guare's wife.
The premier architectural firm of the early 20th century, McKim Mead and White designed architectural gems such as the American Academy in Rome, much of the Columbia and Harvard University campuses, The Morgan Library, the original Pennsylvania Station and the Metropolitan and University Clubs.
(Papers and Monographs of the American Academy in Rome, 31.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.
These softly coloured, mainly symmetrical garden designs are contemporary interpretations of historic Mediterranean gardens -- design ideals which he explored as models for passive cooling of microclimate while at the American Academy in Rome. He transforms these historic precedents in his early garden designs, using stylised wedge-shaped hedges and parallel tree planting patterns to funnel wind for cooling and shading in summer, and to act as wind-breaks in winter.
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