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Rand Carter


Rand Carter
Rand Carter

Professor of Art History Emeritus and Senior Lecturer in Art History

Molly Root House 212
315-859-4268

Rand Carter wrote a book about Karl Friedrich Schinkel and has written three guidebooks in the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica series. He is a contributor to the Grove Dictionary of Art and the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects. Carter is working on a book, A Potsdam Idyll: Karl Friedrich Schinkel's Summer Retreats for the Prussian Royal Princes. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Coutauld Institute of the University of London, where he researched his doctoral dissertation. Carter earned a doctorate from Princeton Univeristy.

Recent Courses Taught

Architecture in History
Seventeenth-Century Art
North American Architecture before the Civil War and the British North America Act

Selected Publications

  • Karl Friedrich Schinkels Sammlung architektonischer Entwürfe, 1981.
  • “The Art of Architecture: Philip Johnson’s Utica Museum Turns Fifty,” Modernism Magazine, fall 2010.
  • “Educating the Young Architect in the 1830s,” in Entwerfen: Architektenausbildung in Europa von Vitruv bis Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts, edited by Ralph Johannes, Junius, 2009.
  • “The Project to Rebuild Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Bauakademie, Berlin,” in The Venice Charter Revisited: Modernism, Conservation and Tradition in the 21st Century, edited by Matthew Hardy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
  • “Utica: The City Sculpture Space Calls Home,” in Sculpture Space: The Book, Utica, 2007.
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  • “Transplanting the Italian Landscape in Brandenburg’s Sandy Soil,” in Berlin and Palermo in the Age of Neo-Classicism, Biblioteca de Cenide, 2006.
  • “Schinkel as Traveler.  Glienicke and the Dream of Italy,” in From the Italian Vernacular Villa to Schinkel to the Modern House, Biblioteca del Cenide,  2003.
  • “Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Beherzigte und nie beherzigte Lehren,” in Mitteilungen der Karl-Friedrich-Schinkel-Gesellschaft, Heft 8, Neuruppin, 2002.
  • “Gartenreich Potsdam,” in  Karl Friericdch Schinkel: Aspects of His Work, Stuttgart, Axel Menges Verlag, 2001.
  • “Ralph Adams Cram and Utica’s First Presbyterian Church”, spring 2000 Newsletter of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.
  • “A Utica Landmark Reborn: Calvary Church Becomes the Cathedral Church of the Theotokos of Great Grace,” autumn 1998 newsletter of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.
  • “The Utica Lunatic Asylum,” autumn 1997 newsletter of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.
  • “Die Ausbildung der jungen Architektengeneration in den 30er Jahren des 19.  Jahrhunderts in Europa,” in  Mythos Bauakademie, Berlin, 1997.
  • “Ludwig Persius and the Romantic Landscape of Potsdam," Arqvitectonica, October, 1989.
  • “The Drury Lane Theatres of Henry Holland and Benjamin Dean Wyatt,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 1967.

Select Exhibitions

  • 2010-11, “Look for Beauty: Philip Johnson and Art Museum Design,” Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, N.Y.
  • 1986, “Philip Johnson’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art Building: An Anniversary Exhibition,” Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, N.Y.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Architectural Historians
Society of Sigma Phi
Reform Club (London)

Appointed to the Faculty: 1970

Educational Background

Attingham Summer School, Attingham Park England
Ph.D., Princeton University
Fullbright Scholarship, Courtauld Institute of the University of London
M.F.A., Princeton University
A.B., Columbia University

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