Eugene Johnson

Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, Emeritus

Areas of Expertise

As an architectural historian, I’m fascinated by the  kinetic experience of three dimensional things, of sculpture and buildings. In my teaching I have always tried to show how our perception of objects evolves as we move around and through them. Thanks to the talents of some recent Williams graduates, who have made virtual versions of a few of the world’s great buildings, I have recently been able to use virtual buildings in class. It has been thrilling. My scholarship has moved in a very different direction: articles on sixteenth century architecture in Venice and a book, in progress, on the architecture of theaters in Italy from the late 15th to the late 17th centuries.