Tavernor, Robert (William) 1954-
TAVERNOR, Robert (William) 1954-
PERSONAL: Born December 19, 1954, in Worcester, England; married, wife's name, Denise Alexandra; children: Joanna, Faye, James. Education: Polytechnic of the South Bank (now South Bank University), B.A. (with commendation), 1976; Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster), diploma in architecture (with distinction), 1979; scholar at British School at Rome, 1979-80; St. John's College, Cambridge, Ph.D., 1985.
ADDRESSES: Home—Crestwood, Mount Rd., Lans-down, Bath BA1 5PW, England. Offıce—Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, England; fax: 01225-826691. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster), London, England, part-time tutor in design, 1980-82; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, part-time lecturer in design, 1982-86; University of Bath, Bath, England, lecturer in architecture, 1986-92, founding director of Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture, 1991-92; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, Forbes Professor of Architecture, 1992-95; University of Bath, professor of architecture and department head, 1995—. Practicing architect. University of California—Los Angeles, visiting professor, 1998; Texas A & M University, European Union visiting scholar, 2002. Bath Preservation Trust, member of board of trustees, 1995; Bath Museum, member of council of management for building, 1996.
MEMBER: Royal Institute of British Architects (corporate member).
AWARDS, HONORS: Environmental Awards, Bath Conservation Area advisory committee, 1992 and 1993.
(Translator, with J. Rykwert and N. Leach, and editor) Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building, in Ten Books, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1988.
Palladio and Palladianism, Thames & Hudson (New York, NY), 1991.
(Translator, with R. Schofield, and editor) Andrea Palladio: The Four Books on Architecture, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.
(Editor, with George Dodds) Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Architectural Science Review, July, 2002, Boaz Ben Manasseh, review of Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture, p. 96; June, 2003, review of Andrea Palladio: The Four Books on Architecture, p. 217.
New York Review of Books, September 20, 2001, Joseph Connors, review of On Alberti and the Art of Building, p. 73; July 18, 2002, Witold Rybczynaski, review of Andrea Palladio, p. 41.
Renaissance Quarterly, autumn, 2000, Charles Burroughs, review of On Alberti and the Art of Building, p. 821.
Sixteenth Century Journal, spring, 2000, George L. Gorse, review of On Alberti and the Art of Building, p. 303; summer, 2003, Megan Spriggs, review of Body and Building, pp. 539-540.