Isabelle Hyman

Isabelle Hyman

Fellow: Awarded 1988

Field of Study: Architecture, Planning and Design

Competition: US & Canada

Isabelle Hyman is Professor Emerita at New York University, Department of Art History, where she taught for forty years. She received her B.A. from Vassar, M.A. from Columbia, and M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Her fields of specialization are history of architecture, Italian Renaissance art and architecture, and the architecture of Marcel Breuer.

She has been the recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and was a 1972-73 Kress Fellow at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies) in Florence. She was Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College, and for several terms was Editor and Co-Editor of the College Art Association's scholarly monograph series. In addition to articles and reviews, she is the author of Brunelleschi in Perspective; Fifteenth Century Florentine Studies: Palazzo Medici and the Church of San Lorenzo; and Marcel Breuer Architect, the Career and the Buildings. The Breuer book was one of two winners in 2002 of the Alice Davis Hitchcock award given annually by the Society of Architectural Historians for the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture.  She is also co-author with Marvin Trachtenberg of Architecture from Prehistory to Postmodernity (first edition 1986, 2nd edition 2002).

She has served on the Boards of the College Art Association, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Friends of the Vassar Art Gallery, and the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary.