Daniel Savoy

Professor, Art History and Digital Media Art

Professor Savoy's teaching and research focus on Italian Renaissance architecture and urbanism, with emphases on architectural experience; digital architectural history (immersive media); the preservation of cultural heritage; and the methods, theories, and state of Art History.  He is the author of Venice from the Water: Architecture and Myth in an Early Modern City (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012), which won the 2012 PROSE Award in Art History and Criticism, and (as editor) The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017).  His articles have appeared in The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Artibus et Historiae, and World Art among other journals.  In 2018, he was the Holly Fellow at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass.  

Education

Ph.D. 2008, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Courses Taught

ART 150: Roots of the Modern World: Art

ART 150: First-Year Seminar: Roots of the Modern World: Art

ART 321: Medieval Art and Architecture

ART 322: Renaissance Art and Architecture

ART 326: Baroque Art and Architecture

ART 402; URBN 301: Venice: Architecture of a Floating City

ART 402-01; URBN 301: Virtual Venice

ART 412: Senior Seminar: Theory and Methods of Art History

ART 090: Study Abroad, Venice, Italy: Venice and the Other

ART 090: Study Abroad, Venice, Italy: Preserving Venice 

ART 090: Study Abroad, Florence, Italy: The Geography of Urbanism in Early Modern Italy

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Books:

    Embodied Buildings in Early Modern Italy, in progress. 

    The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review, ed. Daniel Savoy (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017). 

    Venice from the Water: Architecture and Myth in an Early Modern City (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012); Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award in Art History and Criticism, the Association of American Publishers; Top Ten Architecture Books of 2012, ArchNewsNow

    Articles and Book Chapters:

    "Virtual Venice: Immersive Media and the Preservation of Historical Experience," International Journal for Digital Art History 6 (2021-2022).

    "Toward an Inclusive Art History," World Art 10, 2 (online 2020; print 2021), 1-16. 

    "Introduction," "Epilogue," in The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review, ed. Daniel Savoy (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017), 1-14, 314, 334-35.

    "Keeping the Myth Alive: Andrea Dandolo and the Preservation of Justice at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice," Artibus et Historiae 71 (2015), 9-29.

    “Palladio and the Water-oriented Scenography of Venice,” The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71, 2 (June, 2012), 204-25.

    “Le iscrizioni sulla facciata di San Michele in Isola,” Arte Veneta 65 (2008), 132-37.

    "A Ladder of Camaldolite Salvation: The Facade of San Michele in Isola," Athanor XX (2002), 33-41.

    Reviews:

    Review of Lillian Ray Martin, “The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats,” Comitatus 33 (2002), 213-15.