CoA’s John Alexander receives Fulbright research grant

By Sherrie Voss Matthews

(April 30, 2012) -- An interesting story hides among the archives in Italy. John Alexander, associate professor of architectural history, plans to use his Fulbright research grant to find it.

Alexander knew he had stumbled across a fascinating story.

In 2003, while researching his book, he found letters between Cesare Gambara, the bishop of Tortona, and the Milanese Archbishop Carlo Borromeo  in which Borromeo gave a pointed verbal smack down. In an era when everything was done in a civilized — often obsequious — manner, the tone struck Alexander. 

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