Dr. Cristina Carbone

Assistant Professor of Art History

Cristina Carbone is an architectural historian specializing in the built environment of the United States. She is currently researching a book project focused on America’s mimetic architecture: buildings shaped like big baskets, elephants, and hot dogs.

Her topical essay on American mimetic buildings was published by Archipedia and she is also contributing editor of the Kentucky volume of Archipedia, published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press. 

Dr. Carbone’s research on the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow was published in the MIT Press book Cold War Kitchen. Her work on the surviving buildings from world’s fairs has been recognized by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Before moving to Kentucky to teach art and architectural history, Dr. Carbone was the Curator of the Architectural Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. Whenever possible, she spends time in her garden in Louisville.