Elizabeth A. Kassler-Taub

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Art History

Professor Kassler-Taub is a specialist in early modern art, architecture, and urbanism, with a focus on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy. Her teaching and research interests include: the transcultural exchange of artistic and architectural knowledge in the Mediterranean; Spanish art and architecture in southern Italy and the colonial Americas; theories of global art history; and the interplay between drawing, sculpture, and architecture during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Professor Kassler-Taub’s current book project explores the architectural and urban development of early modern Palermo, the capital of the Spanish Habsburg viceroyalty of Sicily. Most recently, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2018-19).


207 Carpenter Hall
HB 6033


  • A.B. Princeton University
  • M.A. Harvard University
  • Ph. D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

  • “Building with Water: The Rise of the Island-City in the Early Modern Mediterranean,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 78, n. 2 (2019), pp. 145-66.

  • “Writing the body: Andrea del Verrocchio’s Measured Drawing of a Horse,” Word & Image 37, n. 2 (2019), pp. 97-111.