Geoffrey Taylor

  • M.Arch., Architecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1994
  • M.Des.S., Harvard University, 1998
  • D.Des., Harvard University, 2004

Awards, recognition and honors

Affiliated Fellow, American Academy in Rome; Eleanor M. Garvey Visiting Fellow in Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard University; Arthur Ross Advanced Research Fellow, Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America; Curatorial Fellow, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Getty Reference Work Grant [Vatican Topography Project], The Getty Foundation; Outstanding Alumnus, Savannah College of Art and Design; President’s Research Award, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Community Fellow, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design; Research Award, Indiana University-Bloomington; Research Grant, Brick Institute of America.

Organizations

Director, Harvard Alumni Association, Savannah and Southeast Georgia chapter; Member, Georgia Public Broadcasting Advisory Board; College Art Association; Southeastern College Art Conference; Renaissance Society of America; European Architectural History Network

Previous Positions

Geoffrey Taylor has been named art history chair. After completing the Master of Architecture program at SCAD in 1994, Taylor earned Master of Design Studies and Doctor of Design degrees from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Taylor returns to SCAD following service as a research scholar in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he previously received the Chester Dale fellowship. A Samuel H. Kress curatorial fellow and a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Houghton Library, Taylor specializes in Italian Renaissance drawings and prints. SCAD honored him as 2005 Outstanding Alumnus.

Publications and presentations

Publications

“Dominque Barrière: Insignium Romae templorum prospectus exteriors interioresque,” in European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, edit. by T. Barton Thurber, (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2008), catalog no. 92.

“W. Gedney Beatty, collector” Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, Sale catalog, Christie’s, New York, December 3, 2007.

"Re-visualizing Bramante's Lost Tegurio at St. Peter's, Rome," Practices/ CSPA, Center for the Study of the Practice of Architecture, 7/8, June 2006.

“Turns on the Page: Illustrating Spiral Columns in European Books from the Renaissance to the Baroque,” Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 2006.

“The Idea and Invention of the Villa,” [with contributions by Vanessa Bezemer Sellers]
Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005.

“Fotopis, El Lissitzky: Beyond the Abstract Cabinet,” Boston Book Review, 2000.

“Witness Solidity, Young Spanish Architects,” Boston Book Review, 2000.

“A Pictorial Space, Contained, Edward Steichen: The Early Years,” Boston Book Review, June 2000.

"The Vatican Topography Project: Scope and Hypotheses," Eurographics '99: Digital Media and Architectural Representation, edited by Hans-Peter Seidel, Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 1999.

“Objectivity nicht Sachlichkeit, Albert Renger-Patzsch,” Boston Book Review, 1998.

“Interlocking Spaces, Twentieth-Century American Architecture and its Makers,” Boston Book Review, June 1998.

Presentations

“Foreign Exchange in Renaissance Architectural Drawing Practices,” Renaissance Society of America, National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2008.

“Applied Methods and Findings from the Beatty Bequest of Architectural Treatises,” American Institute for Conservation, University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 2007.

“Architects as Readers: Notations in the Architectural Treatises of the Beatty Bequest,” annual conference, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), 2007.

“Measuring the Pantheon: Architectural Survey in the Goldschmidt Scrapbook,” The Karman Center for Advanced Studies, Bern Switzerland, 2006.

“The Digital Pantheon: 3-D Modeling of Complex Historical Structures,” The Karman Center for Advanced Studies, Bern Switzerland, 2006.

“Human Figure and Monumental Architecture: A Contribution to this Site of Memory: Audrey Munson,” New Commissions Program, Art in General, New York, New York, 2006.

“Fragments at the Center: Architectural Drawings, History, and Digital Modeling,” Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri,  2005.

“Reconstructing Bramante's Tegurio at St. Peter's,” Rome Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites, University of Cincinnati, 2005.

“The Drawings and Context of the Pantheon Studies in the Goldschmidt Scrapbook,” Internationaler Studientag, Archäologie in Rom um 1550, Biblioteca Hertziana, Rome, Italy, 2004.

“Survey Drawings in Sixteenth-Century Architectural Practice,” The Fellows' Colloquia The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2004.

“Site and Structure at the Vatican: From the Earliest Settlement to the Present,” European Association for Computer Graphics, annual conference, Milan, Italy, 1999.

“Memory and Architecture: Post-war Reconstruction of Köln, Germany,” American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Midwest Regional Conference, Washington University, St. Louis, 1998.

Exhibitions

“Turns on the Page: Illustrating Spiral Columns in European Books,” curator and designer, Harvard University, Houghton Library, 2006.

“Restoring Byzantium: The Kariye Camii in Istanbul” designer; Holger Klein, curator, Columbia University, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, 2004.

“Eric Owen Moss: The Hercules Project,” curator and designer, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Building Arts, Department of Architecture, 1993.

“The Frank Gehry Collection, KnollStudio,” curator and designer, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Building Arts, Department of Architecture, 1993.

“Wellington Reiter: Images of the City,” curator and designer, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Building Arts, Department of Architecture, 1992.