John Pinto is the Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of the History of Architecture. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Pinto's research interests center on architecture, urbanism and landscape in Rome, especially in the eighteenth century. Among his publications are The Trevi Fountain (1986) and Hadrian's Villa and its Legacy (1995), the latter co-authored by William L. MacDonald. Pinto makes extensive use of technology in his teaching, including the Nolli project, an inter-relational database of texts and images linked to a digital version of Giambattista Nolli's 1748 plan of Rome. At Princeton Pinto offers courses on garden history, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and Rome as a center of artistic production through the ages.
Forthcoming: Speaking Ruins: Piranesi, Architects and Antiquity in Eighteenth-Century Rome (Ann Arbor, 2012).