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Massimo Scolari

Massimo Scolari is a prominent architectural historian and an artist, writer, and teacher. Currently Davenport Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture, he has taught at Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Cornell University, Cooper Union, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies New York, Technische Universität Wien, and other institutions.

Titles by This Author

A History of Anti-Perspective

For more than half a century, Erwin Panofsky’s Perspective as Symbolic Form has dominated studies of visual representation. Despite the hegemony of central projection, or perspective, other equally important methods of representation have much to tell us. Parallel projection can be found on classical Greek vases, in Pompeiian frescoes, in Byzantine mosaics; it returned in works of the historical avant-garde, and remains the dominant form of representation in China.