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Kevin D. Murphy

Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and
Professor and Chair of History of Art

Ph.D., Northwestern University
Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Material Culture

Prof. Murphy teaches courses in 19th-century architecture and material culture, primarily in Europe and North America. His work has focused on historicism in France and the United States, both with respect to new design based on historic precedents and with regard to the preservation of historic sites. His publications include the book Memory and Modernity: Viollet-le-Duc at Vézelay (2000), Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine: Commerce, Culture and Community on the Eastern Frontier (2010), several co-edited volumes, and numerous journal articles. Prof. Murphy is currently working on book that considers issues surrounding the commemoration of political revolution in the late-18th and 19th centuries by examining the contributions to French and American history made by the Marquis de Lafayette.

For more on Prof. Murphy's work see: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/10/new-faculty-kevin-murphy/  and 

http://time.com/3970131/urban-teardowns-effect/