Dr Frank Salmon MA (Cantab. and London), PhD, FSA
Senior Lecturer in the History of Art (on research leave until October 2014 and able to accept MPhil students only for the 2014-15 academic year onwards)
Fellow of St John's College
Frank Salmon specialises in the history of post-medieval British architecture in its European contexts. His first book, Building on Ruins: The Rediscovery of Rome and English Architecture (2000) jointly won the 2001 Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society and the 2002 Spiro Kostof Prize of the American Society of Architectural Historians. In 2006 he edited a volume for Yale University Press, Summerson and Hitchcock: Centenary Essays on Architectural Historiography. Subsequently he worked on Greek archaeology and antiquarianism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, publishing major essays in S. Weber Soros, ed., James 'Athenian' Stuart (Yale University Press, 2006) and on C.R. Cockerell and the discovery of the entasis of the Parthenon in The Persistence of the Classical (2009), a book that he also edited. Dr Salmon has recently completed a substantial analysis of William Kent's public architecture, including unbuilt designs for new Houses of Parliament, for the Yale University Press book that will accompany an exhibition at the Bard Center, New York, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2013-14. He is currently on research leave until October 2014, preparing a book on Italianate architecture in Victorian Britain.
Educated at Cambridge and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Frank Salmon lectured at the University of Manchester from 1989 to 2002 and was Assistant Director for Academic Activities at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London and adjunct Associate Professor of the History of Art at the Mellon Centre's mother institution, Yale University, prior to his return to Cambridge in 2006. He served as Head of Department from 2009 to 2012.