Paul A. Ranogajec


I am an independent art historian with a Ph.D. from the City University of New York (2014). I write on architecture, art, and urban history from the Renaissance to the present, with special focus on the nineteenth century. My work is particularly interested in the historical and theoretical connections between architecture and rhetoric; on models and theories of artistic imitation and tradition; on the role of books and libraries in architectural design, theory, and education; and on the relation of architecture and urban design to modern citizenship. I work as Executive Associate in the President’s Office at the Open Society Foundations.

I can be found elsewhere online at LinkedIn and My personal library is catalogued at LibraryThing. A small collection of essays at the intersection of architecture and the public realm is posted at I also maintain a modest, irregularly updated commonplace book on art, architecture, and civic life. You can contact me here.

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