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James Sloss Ackerman (born 1919) is a prominent American architectural historian, a major scholar of Michelangelo's architecture, of Palladio and of Italian Renaissance architectural theory.

He was born in San Francisco. At Yale, 1938-41, he came under the influence of Henri Focillon. His graduate work was at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (MA 1947, PhD 1952), where he studied with Richard Krautheimer and Erwin Panofsky. His studies were interrupted by his World War II service in the US Army in Italy, which, however, gave him an opportuniuty to increase his on-site understanding of Italian Renaissance architecture, his specialty -- He was assigned to retrieve the archives secured at the Certosa di Pavia. He was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome (1949-52). He taught at Berkeley and from 1960 at Harvard as Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts until his retirement in 1990.He was the editor of The Art Bulletin (1956-60) and Annali d'architettura; Ackerman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and a corresponding member of the British Academy, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the Accademia Olimpica, Vicenza, the Ateneo Veneto, the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and the Royal Academy of Uppsala. He gave the Slade Lectures at Cambridge in 1969-70. He has received six honorary doctorates and is a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, an honorary citizen of Padua, and received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale of 2008.His rigorous method sets architecture in the broader contexts of cultural and intellectual history. He was awarded the Balzan Prize 2001 for achievement in architectural history and urbanism and the Paul Kristeller citation 2001 of the Renaissance Society of America for lifetime achievement.

Ackerman conceived and narrated the films shot by John Terry Looking for Renaissance Rome (1975, with Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt) and Palladio the Architect and His Influence in America (1980).

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Total Books: 23
Origins Invention Revision Studying the History of Art and Architecture
Architettura e disegno La rappresentazione da Vitruvio a Gehry
2003 - Architettura E Disegno La Rappresentazione Da VItruvio a Gehry (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788837020583
ISBN-10: 8837020589
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Origins Imitation Conventions Representation in the Visual Arts
The Bible As/in Literature
1995 - The Bible As/in Literature [Points of Departure] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780673294241
ISBN-10: 0673294242
Genre: Children's Books
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The Architecture of Michelangelo
1995 - The Architecture of Michelangelo (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140178685
ISBN-10: 0140178686
Genre: Arts & Photography

Distance Points Studies in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture
The Villa
1993 - The VIlla (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691002958
ISBN-10: 0691002959
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation

Distance Points Essays in Theory and Renaissance Art and Architecture
The Villa Form and Ideology of Country Houses
1990 - The VIlla Form and Ideology of Country Houses [A W Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691099118
ISBN-10: 0691099111
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation

1974 - Palladio [Architect and Society] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140135008
ISBN-10: 0140135006
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Engineering & Transportation

Teaching the Old Testament in English Classes
1973 - Teaching the Old Testament in English Classes [English Curriculum Study] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780253288509
ISBN-10: 0253288509

The Architecture of Michelangelo With a Catalogue of Michelangelo's Works
1971 - The Architecture of Michelangelo with a Catalogue of Michelangelo's Works [Pelican Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140211849
ISBN-10: 0140211845
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Architecture of Michelangelo 2
1961 - The Architecture of Michelangelo 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670132324
ISBN-10: 0670132322
Genre: Arts & Photography

On Teaching the Bible as Literature
On Teaching the Bible As Literature [Eng. Curriculum Study S] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780253342003
ISBN-10: 0253342007

The Bible as/in literature Teacher's resourcebook
The Bible As/in Literature Teacher's Resourcebook (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780673734235
ISBN-10: 0673734234

Villa LaForma E Ideologia de Las Casas de Campo
Villa Laforma E Ideologia De Las Casas De Campo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788446008286
ISBN-10: 8446008289
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation

La Arquitectura de Miguel Angel
La Arquitectura De Miguel Angel [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788482110943
ISBN-10: 8482110942
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation