Michael Young has taught the history of art and architecture at Bard College, Skidmore College, Union College, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and, currently, at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include Baroque architecture in Central Europe, especially Bohemia, the arts of traditional Judaism, Baroque monasticism and religious imagery in Baroque Gardens. He has received fellowships from the International Research and Exchanges Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


State University of New York at Albany

Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, August, 1998

Columbia University in the City of New York

Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Archaeology, May 1980 Master of Arts in Art History and Archaeology, May 1982 Master of Philosophy in Art History and Archaeology May 1983 Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Archaeology, May 1990

City University of New York Graduate Center Completed Summer Latin Institute, 1980




Santini-Aichel’s Design for the Convent at the Cistercian Monastery at Plasy in Western Bohemia (East European Monographs/ Columbia University Press, 1994)


“Report on 21st Annual Charleston Conference,” Against the Grain XIII: 6 (December 2001

– January 2002), 40f.

“Johann Blasius Santini-Aichel,” The Dictionary of Art (London, Macmillan, Ltd., 1996)


Review of Fritz Barth, Santini, (Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2004) Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, LXIV: 3 (September, 2005) 377-380. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25068176

“Speculum Principissae: The Chapel of St. Anne at Panenské Břežany, an Early Work of Johann Blasius Santini-Aichel,” Annali di Architettura 28 (2016) April, 2017 https://www.palladiomuseum.org/annali/2016/7/pdf (free access with registration)





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