Heather Hyde Minor
February - June 2012
Heather Hyde Minor (Kress Fellow in the Literature of Art), a specialist of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art and architecture, is Associate Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is the author of The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome (2010) and the co-editor of The Serpent and the Stylus: Essays on G.B. Piranesi (2006). Her current project, G.B. Piranesi’s Imperfect Ruins, examines Piranesi’s famous images alongside his forgotten texts, seeking to recapture the important associations between Piranesi’s concerns and the creation of the modern cultural sciences.