[JB note: In my younger academic days I had hoped to write A History of Ruins -- which turned out to be an inconclusive project. It was inspired by my having lived in Rome as a happy U.S. Foreign Service brat (58-62), in my parents' apartment (25, via Campo Carleo) which overlooked Trajan's Forum (I can still hear its cats meowing). In the eternal city, btw, the production/construction of ruins (less cynically described as renovation) was something of a local industry. How can I doubt that it does not continue to be so :)?]
At the heart of this versatile artist’s work are his imaginative architectural inventions.
Barrymore Laurence Scherer, Wall Street Journal
Image from article, with caption: ‘The Ponte Salario’ (c. 1775), by Hubert Robert.Washington