SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 26, 2011 — Katherine Rinne, a professor at the California College of the Arts, will speak on Oct. 28 in the Hammons School of Architecture multi-purpose room at 1 p.m. Her speech, Pluming Rome, is a part of Drury University’s Architecture Lecture Series 2011-12. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Rinne will present her research examining the 3,000-year history of water infrastructure and the development of Rome. She has received many awards from the National Gallery of Art and the National Science Foundation. Her book, The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains and the Birth of the Baroque City, was awarded the 2011 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Award for Landscape History.
Aside from her research and book, Rinne is also the project director for “Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome,” a web-based research project published by the University of Virginia.
For more information about the project, visit the website at: http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/waters/