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Sara Galletti

Sara Galletti

Associate Professor of Art History
Sara Galletti

Sara Galletti is an Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History. She received a joint PhD in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from the Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne and the Università IUAV of Venice. Her main field of research and teaching is the history and theory of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century architecture in France. Her first book, Le Palais du Luxembourg de Marie de Médicis, 1611-1631, was published by Éditions Picard (Paris, 2012). She is currently working on two projects: (1) Practice into Theory: Philibert Delorme, the Premier Tome de l’Architecture (1567), and the Profession of Architecture in Early Modern France, which analyses the connections between architectural theory and practice in fifteenth- to seventeenth-century France; and (2) Paris of Waters, which focuses on the impact of water on the demographic, social, architectural, and urban development of the city of Paris through time.



  • Galletti, Sara. “Paired Models: Comparing Domestic Typologies Between Italy and France.” Digital Serlio – Scholars’ Essays. 2018.
  • Galletti, Sara. “Philibert de L’Orme’s theory of stereotomy in the Premier tome de l’architecture.” Thinking3D. April 16, 2018.’Orme1567/.
  • Galletti, Sara. “Stereotomy and the Mediterranean: Notes Toward an Architectural History.” Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge 2 (2016): 73-120. doi:10.21071/mijtk.v0i2.6716.


  • Galletti, Sara. “Mapping Stereotomy: Vaulting in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean.” Paper presented at Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC. April 6-7, 2018.
  • Galletti, Sara. “Paris of Waters.” Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO). Cairo, Egypt. May 3, 2019
  • Galletti, Sara. “Paris of Waters.” John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke University. February 7, 2019.
  • Galletti, Sara. “Stereotomy: A Mediterranean History.” Society of Architectural Historians, Annual International Conference. April 18, 2018 – April 22, 2018
  • Galletti, Sara. “Stereotomy: a Mediterranean History.” Vanderbilt University. October 29, 2018

Dissertations & Theses

  • Calmar, Margarete McCormick. “Libyan Architecture through the Lens of European Travelers.” Undergraduate thesis, Duke University, 2019.
  • Wiegers, Hanna. “The Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques in Paris: Origins and Development.” Undergraduate thesis, Duke University, 2016.
  • Wolfe, Hannah Elizabeth. “Mapping Stereotomy from Cairo to al-Andalus.” Undergraduate thesis, Duke University, 2019.

Funding & Sponsorships