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University of DelawareNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassF8813787C7F74015B16AF0089947B75D"><p>​Professor Stillman received his B.S. at Northwestern University, then earned an M.A. from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program and a Ph.D. from Columbia. He taught courses in English and American architecture and decorative arts, and his teaching involved a combination of the analysis of stylistic qualities of individual works with investigation of their social, cultural, and historical context to create a synthesis. Modern architecture is another of his interests, ranging from the Neo-classical of the late eighteenth century to Postmodernism in the late twentieth. Winner of the Founders Award of the Society of Architectural Historians, he has held two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as a variety of other grants. His books include: <em>English Painting: The Great Masters, 1730-1860</em>; <em>The Decorative Work of Robert Adam</em>; and a two-volume study, <em>English Neo-classical Architecture</em>, which appeared in 1988 and won the Gottschalk Prize for that year. Professor Stillman curated the exhibition <em>Architecture and Ornament in Late 19th-Century America</em> at the University Gallery, was Editor-in-Chief of the Buildings of the United States series from 1996 to 2004, and is currently at work on a study of Neo-classical architecture in America during the Federal Period.</p></div>stillman@udel.eduStillman, Damie<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/People/Faculty/stillman-bio.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor EmeritusEnglish and American Architecture and Decorative ArtsPh.D. Columbia University

 

 

English Neo-classical Architecturehttps://www.arthistory.udel.edu/Arth Bookshelf/stillman-neo-classical.jpgEnglish Neo-classical ArchitectureStillman, DamieZwemmerLondon1988https://www.amazon.com/English-Neo-Classical-Architecture-Studies/dp/030200601X<p>​Damie Stillman explores the origins of the Neo-classical movement in the experiences of young British architects visiting Rome, its early flowering around 1755-65 and later development as the fashionable new style swept the country, and the impact of fresh ideas that heralded the nineteenth century. An examination of the work of such architects as Robert Adam, William Chambers, 'Athenian' Stuart, George Dance, James Wyatt, John Soane, and many others both well-known and less well-known, is interwoven with analyses of plans, exteriors and interiors of an enormous range of building types.<br></p>
Architecture and Ornament in Late 19th-Century Americahttps://www.arthistory.udel.edu/Arth Bookshelf/stillman-architecture-ornament.jpgArchitecture and Ornament in Late 19th-Century AmericaStillman, Damieed.University of DelawareNewark1981https://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Ornament-Late-19th-Century-America/dp/B000NUQFII<p>Catalogue of an exhibition at the University Gallery, organized and edited by Damie Stillman and students in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware.<br></p>
English Painting: The Great Masters, 1730-1860https://www.arthistory.udel.edu/Arth Bookshelf/stillman-english-painting.jpgEnglish Painting: The Great Masters, 1730-1860Stillman, DamieMcGraw-HillNew York1966https://www.amazon.com/English-Painting-Great-Masters-1730-1860/dp/0070614555<p>The one hundred and thirty years from 1730 to 1860 were characterized in England by a magnificent efflorescence of painting. During this period English painting came into its own for the first time since the Age of Elizabeth I. For the first time, too, native painters replaced foreigners as both the principal artists and the most influential ones. And English painting began to play an important role in the development of European art. It is an age of great names and exciting developments, of figures who bulk large in the history of Western art: Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, and Turner.<br></p>
The Decorative Work of Robert Adamhttps://www.arthistory.udel.edu/Arth Bookshelf/stillman-robert-adam.jpgThe Decorative Work of Robert AdamStillman, DamieAlec TirantiLondon1966https://www.amazon.com/Decorative-Work-Robert-Adam-Chapters/dp/085458160X<p>Robert Adam (1728-1792) was an architect whose concern was not only with the exterior of houses and their planning, but also with the decoration of interiors, often down to the most minute element. Walls and chimney-pieces, ceilings and carpets, fire grates and candelabra, curtain cornices and ink wells, door knobs and escutcheons were all within his interest and responsibility. It is, indeed, his decorative work that is the core of his career and the most significant and influential aspect of his work.<br></p>

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