About the Author
Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier is a three-time graduate of Harvard University (AB, AM, PhD) and an internationally known art historian. She has taught and lectured in numerous universities internationally and has chaired departments at several American universities. Professor Joost-Gaugier has written extensively on Italian art and architecture and has authored more than 200 publications, including six books. Her work has been supported by numerous research grants and published in international journals, exhibition catalogues, and conference proceedings. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary Phi Beta Kappa by Harvard University for Lifetime Achievement.