Andrew Tallon

1. – My first experience of Harry was a question posed after my Vassar job talk—what a question! He came to the dinner afterwards (and took a picture, which is on the site somewhere). All this played a non-negligible role in my realization that Vassar was the place to be.

2. – Andrew Tallon joined the Vassar faculty in 2007 and teaches medieval art and architecture. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with distinction, M.A. from the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne), and B.A. from Princeton University, summa cum laude. His current research interests include architectural structure, medieval acoustics, the culture of building restoration in nineteenth-century France, and virtual representation of architectural space; he is preparing a book on the early-Gothic structural revolution. He is co-founder and associate director of the Vassar-Columbia Field School in Medieval Architecture, which is held in Besson (Allier), France for one month each year. He has published articles on Gothic flying buttresses and on the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755, and has made several documentary films on architecture. His spherical panoramic photography has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and distributed by ArtStor.

— March 2008

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