David Karmon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Holy Cross. Author of Architecture and the Senses in the Italian Renaissance: The Varieties of Architectural Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome (Oxford University Press, 2011), his writings on architecture, urbanism, and the history of archaeology have appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogues. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including the Lily Auchincloss / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the American Academy in Rome, as well as fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry Library, the Clark Art Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Bogliasco Foundation, and Dumbarton Oaks. As Book Review Editor for Europe, Asia, and Africa before 1750 (2018-20), and Chief Editor at the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2021-23), his expertise extends across many areas of the global built environment. He is currently working on a new book on Renaissance architecture and natural history.