Carroll William Westfall

Carroll William Westfall is the Frank Montana Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. He has written extensively on the history of the city with particular attention to the reciprocity between the political life and the urban and architectural elements that serve the needs of citizens.

Articles by Carroll William Westfall

Marrying Drawing to the Art of Building

All buildings are made out of other buildings or parts of buildings. An architect looking for precedents can look here. In seventeenth-century Rome, an architect had Rome’s buildings and the extensive Museo Cartacio (Paper Museum)—the modest dal Pozzo palace.

The Beauty of Holiness: Angicanism and Architecture in Colonial South Carolina

This book sparkles with erudition and clarity worthy of its title…

Awe for the Noble Things: Leon Battista Alberti and the Meaning of Classical Architecture

Churches such as Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome that were built by adapting pagan Roman building practices served the early Christian community…