No other residents of the White House were so glamorous, sophisticated
and celebrated. The tragic end to the Kennedy presidency has tended to
overshadow the aesthetic and artistic changes made during their brief
tenure. Apart from the wonderful film tour of the residence made by Mrs
Kennedy, the Rose Garden is a fine creation by Jackie and the renowned
garden designer Bunny Mellon. The interior restoration, based on
historical research, includes items belonging to the house throughout its
history. Take a trip down memory lane and visit Camelot.
Previously Assistant Director of the British School at Rome from 1998 to 2002 and since 2004, Associate Professor at the University of L'Aquila. Part of his PhD (Courtauld Institute 1995) on Venetian architecture was awarded the Essay Medal of 1996 by the Society of Architectural Historians (GB). A Fellow at Harvard University's Villa I Tatti in Florence in 2003-2004, and in 2009 was the Paul Mellon Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Amongst his many publications are, with Arnold Witte, Alois Riegl, The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome (2010), and Baldassare Longhena and the Venetian Baroque (2012).
In general, I give lectures for The Arts Society from January to June each year.