Caspar Pearson specialises in the art, architecture and urbanism of the Italian Renaissance. In addition, he writes about some aspects of contemporary architecture and urbanism, particularly in relation to the European Union and the process of globalisation. His work also explores issues relating to historiography and exhibitions.
Caspar's first book, Humanism and the Urban World: Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City, was published by Penn State University Press in 2011. He continues to work on Leon Battista Alberti and the theory and practice of Renaissance architecture. His current book project, The Classical Disorders, examines material from the Italian Renaissance but situates it in relation to material from other chronological periods and geographical areas.
He is on sabbatical leave during the spring and summer terms of 2018.
University of Essex
Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Essex ( 1/5/2013 - 15/12/2017
Director of European Studies, University of Essex ( 1/8/2008 - 15/8/2017