Jeffrey Blanchard

Jeffrey Blanchard has taught urban design, architecture, and art in Renaissance and Baroque Rome for more than 40 years. He won a Rome Prize Fellowship to the American Academy (1978–79) and has resided in Rome ever since, where he has dedicated himself principally to teaching and academic administration for American study programs. His institutional affiliations in Rome have included the University of Notre Dame, the Pratt Institute, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1988 he began teaching courses in Renaissance and Baroque architecture and art for Cornell in Rome. He subsequently became Cornell in Rome's academic and field trip coordinator. He is currently Academic Director of Cornell in Rome.

Blanchard studied the history of art and architecture at Stanford University (B.A. '73), the Università di Firenze (Fulbright Fellow, '74), and Yale University (M.Phil. '77), specializing in the Italian Renaissance.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3823 Special Topics in the History of Architecture and Urbanism: Urban Design, Architecture, and Art in Renaissance RomeThis course focuses on the Renaissance and Baroque phases (15th-18th centuries) of Rome's history. The first class sessions will survey the city's urban history and form from its origins to the present, and we will often turn our attention to earlier and later developments, without an understanding of which the Renaissance and Baroque periods would be only partially intelligible. While the history of urban and architectural design will be our main focus, we will also look at key episodes of painting and sculpture, especially by artists who are also among the principal architects of these periods (Michelangelo, Bernini).

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Rome Prize Fellowship to the American Academy (1978–79)
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