Architectural light in sixteenth-century Italy
Morgan is a doctoral student in architectural history at Harvard University. Before beginning his graduate studies, he completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell and worked as an architect in New York and Chicago. Morgan’s academic interests lie at the intersection of architecture, technology, science and visual culture in the Renaissance. More specifically, his research investigates the use of architectural light and collateral developments—in architectural glazing, construction, visual representation, and the employment of material finishes—which shaped the experience of sixteenth-century buildings. He looks forward to meeting the other scholars at I Tatti, to broadening his knowledge of Renaissance literature, and to spending some of his off-time drawing his way through Florence.