Timeless Cities:

An Architect’s Reflections on Renaissance Italy

By David Mayernik ’83 (Westview Press)


The former visiting professor at Notre Dame’s School of Architecture here presents a tour through five Italian cities—Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena and Pienza—with an emphasis on how they were designed to be models of the mind and images of heaven.

The book’s view of the five cities “opens their meaing and their beauty to us,” notes archiectect Carroll William Westfall, “But more importantly, it tells us how we can love cities and thereby once again build cities we can love.”

Mayerik is a practicing architect, painter and educator who was named one of the top 40 architects of his generation in the United States.

(December 2003)