Richard Etlin

Richard Etlin

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus


Richard Etlin is an architectural historian who joined the faculty in August 1981.  In 2000 he was awarded the rank of Distinguished University Professor. In 1998 Etlin became the founding director of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae project (RAS), a post that he held until he left RAS in May 2003.  He retired in summer 2012.

Selected University of Maryland Honors
Wilson H. Elkins Professorship 1997-98
Outstanding Faculty Award, Honors Program Fall 1997
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 1990-91

Selected National Fellowships
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for University Professors 1998-99
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, CASVA, National Gallery of Art 1992-93
Guggenheim Fellowship 1985-86
American Academy in Rome, Fellow in Modern Italian Studies 1980-81
Fulbright-Hays Junior Research Fellowship for Italy 1980-81
Dumbarton Oaks – Harvard University Fellowship, Center for Studies in Landscape Architecture 1979-80
National Endowment for the Arts, Design Arts Program, Project Fellowship 1979-80
Fulbright-Hays Full Grant for France 1973-74
Council for European Studies, Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Grant 1971

In Defense of Humanism: Value in the Arts and Letters (Cambridge University Press, 1996, paperback 1998).
Symbolic Space: French Enlightenment Architecture and Its Legacy (University of Chicago Press, 1994, paperback 1996).
- International Architecture Book Award, American Institute of Architects, 1995.
Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier: The Romantic Legacy (Manchester University Press, 1994, paperback 1997). 
-Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts illustrations grant.
Modernism in Italian Architecture, 1890-1940 (MIT Press, 1991).
 -Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for 1992, Society of Architectural Historians.
 -International Architecture Book Award, American Institute of Architects, 1992.
 -Most Outstanding Book in Architecture and Urban Planning, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers, Inc., 1991.
The Architecture of Death: The Transformation of the Cemetery in Eighteenth-Century Paris (MIT Press, 1984, paperback 1987).        
-National Endowment for the Arts publications grant to the MIT Press.

Princeton University
Master of Architecture
Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts
Princeton University