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Books

  • I Gheribizzi di Muzio Oddi, transcribed and edited by Sabine Eiche, with contributions by Sabine Eiche and Alexander Marr, Urbino: Quattroventi, 2005 (View cover)
  • Presenting the Turkey: The Fabulous Story of a Flamboyant and Flavourful Bird, Florence: Centro Di, 2004 (View cover and read summary)(Read review excerpt) (Read review)
  • Il barco di Casteldurante all’epoca dell’ultimo duca di Urbino, Urbino: Quattroventi, 2003 (View cover)
  • Ordine et officij de casa de lo Illustrissimo Signor Duca de Urbino (ms Urb.lat.1248), transcribed and edited by Sabine Eiche; introduction by John Larner with contributions by John Law, Allen Grieco and Sabine Eiche, Urbino: Accademia Raffaello, 1999 (Read my description of the manuscript in English) (View cover)
  • Il Giardino di Santa Lucia, Urbino: Accademia Raffaello, 1998 (View cover)
  • La villa di Monteberticchio, Urbania: Biblioteca e Civico Museo di Urbania, 1995 (View cover)

Forthcoming books

  • The Guide to the Villa Imperiale of Pesaro

Books in progress

  • Muzio Oddi Architect of the Last Duke of Urbino
  • Il Palazzo Ducale di Casteldurante

 

Articles

  • Secondary author with Anthony M. Cummings, "Nino Pirrotta's Early Music-Critical Writings," Studi Musicali, vol. XXXVII, n. 2, 2008, pp. 253-337
  • "La Libreria Ducale a Casteldurante," La Libraria di Francesco Maria II della Rovere a Casteldurante, ed. Mauro Mei and Feliciano Paoli, Urbino: Quattroventi, 2008, pp.83-86. (Read article)
  • "Henry Hare, Lord Coleraine, and his Visits to Italy," The Pelican Record, vol.43, n.1, December 2006, pp.79-84 (Read article)
  • "La biblioteca di Francesco Maria II della Rovere a Casteldurante," in Collectio Thesauri, ed. M. Mei, Vol.I/1, Florence: Edifir, 2005, pp.171-172 (Read article in English)
  • "How we got the bird," BBC History Magazine, December 2003, pp.20-22
  • "Il barco ducale di Casteldurante nei disegni della Biblioteca Vaticana," in I Della Rovere nell'Italia delle corti, Urbino: Quattroventi, 2002, Vol.II, pp.167-179
  • "Gaetano Piccini e gli Albani," in Papa Albani e le arti a Urbino e a Roma, Venice: Marsilio, 2001, pp.86-88
  • "Read all about it," BBC History Magazine, May 2001, pp.24-26
  • "An unknown drawing for Seravezza," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.44, 2000, pp.353-355
  • "Gherardo Cibo: some more pieces to the puzzle," Notizie da Palazzo Albani, vol.22-29, 1993-2000, pp.161-163
  • "An unidentified drawing by Palladio," Apollo, June 2000, pp.22-26
  • "The Duke of Urbino's Villa Imperiale: Observations on the facade," Apollo, March 2000, pp.28-35
  • "Prince Henry's Richmond: The Project of Costantino de'Servi," Apollo, November 1998, pp.10-14
  • "Il Palazzo ducale di Urbania," introduction to Urbania Casteldurante Museo Civico, Bologna: Calderini, 1998, pp.VII-XVI
  • "I Della Rovere mecenati dell'architettura," Pesaro nell'età dei Della Rovere, vol.III/1, Venice: Marsilio, 1998, pp.231-263
  • "On the layout of the Cesi Palace and Gardens in the Vatican Borgo," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.39, 1995, pp.258-281
  • "Un dessin inconnu de Jacopo Zucchi pour la villa Médicis," Revue de l'Art, 108, 1995, pp.61-64
  • "Giambologna's Neptune Fountain in Bologna: newly-discovered letters from 1565," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.38, 1994, pp.428-429
  • "The Belvedere Court," The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, London: Thames and Hudson, 1994, pp.508-509
  • "The Villa Madama," The Renaissance from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, London: Thames and Hudson, 1994, pp.561-564
  • "An unknown document and drawing for the cathedral of Urbino," Studi per Pietro Zampetti, ed. R. Varese, Ancona: Il Lavoro Editoriale, 1993, pp.180-182
  • "A new look at three drawings for Villa Madama and some related images," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.36, 1992, pp.275-286
  • "Fossombrone Part II: Il Giardino and La Piantata outside Porta Fano," Studi di Storia dell'Arte, vol.3, 1992, pp.145-157
  • "Fossombrone Part I: Unknown Drawings and Documents for the Corte of Leonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, and her son, Giulio della Rovere," Studi di Storia dell'Arte, vol.2, 1991, pp.71-89
  • "Prologue to the Villa Imperiale Frescoes," Notizie da Palazzo Albani, vol.20, 1991, n.1-2, pp.99-119
  • "Girolamo Genga the Architect: An Enquiry into his Background," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.35, 1991, pp.317-323
  • "Gaetano Piccini's Drawings of Urbino," Notizie da Palazzo Albani, vol.19, 1990, n.2, pp.87-106
  • "July 1547 in Palazzo Farnese," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.33, 1989, pp.395-401
  • "Architetture sforzesche," Pesaro tra Medioevo e Rinascimento, vol.II, Venice: Marsilio, 1989, pp.269-303
  • "The Mausoleum Plan of Galeazzo Maria Sforza," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.32, 1988, pp.547-553 (with Gregory Lubkin)
  • "The Sforza Antiquities: Two Wills and a Collection," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.31, 1987, pp.162-167
  • "The Villa Imperiale of Pesaro," House and Garden (UK), August 1987
  • "La corte di Pesaro dalle case malatestiane alla residenza roveresca," La Corte di Pesaro: storia di una residenza signorile, ed. R. Valazzi, Modena: Panini, 1986, pp.13-55 (View cover)
  • "Cardinal Giulio della Rovere and the Vigna Carpi," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol.45, 1986, pp.115-133
  • "The Villa Imperiale of Alessandro Sforza at Pesaro," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.29, 1985, pp.229-274
  • "Towards a Study of the Famiglia of the Sforza Court of Pesaro," Renaissance and Reformation, vol.9, 1985, pp.79-103
  • "Le Basiliche e il loro doppio: le sei tavole di Augsburg," Roma Sancta: la città delle basiliche, Rome: Gangemi, 1985, pp.47-51
  • "Towards a Study of the Palazzo di Monte Giordano in Rome: A Plan by Orazio Torriani," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.29, 1985, pp.190-196
  • "On the Background of Pomarancio's S.Nicola da Tolentino Interceding for the Souls in Purgatory (S.Agostino, Pesaro) and a Drawing of the Villa Imperiale," Renaissance Studies in Honor of Craig Hugh Smyth, Florence: Giunti Barbèra, 1985, vol.2, pp.191-201
  • "Francesca Maria II della Rovere's Delizia in Urbino: The Giardino di S.Lucia," Journal of Garden History, vol.5, 1985, pp.154-183
  • "Francesco Maria II della Rovere as a Patron of Architecture and his Villa at Monte Berticchio," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.28, 1984, pp.77-108
  • "On the Dispersal of Cardinal Bembo's Collections," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.27, 1983, pp.353-359
  • "Federico Zuccari and Federico Barocci at Loreto and Urbino," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, vol.26, 1982, pp.398-400
  • "The Artist in his Studio by Jan Vermeer: About a Chandelier," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol.99, 1982, pp.203-204
  • "The Return of Baldassare Castiglione," Burlington Magazine, vol.123, 1981, pp.154-155
  • "The Vedetta of the Villa Imperiale at Pesaro," Architectura, vol.8, 1978, pp.150-165

 

Reviews

  • Fritz Barth, Martial Signifiers. Fortress Complexes by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Stuttgart and London: Edition Axel Menges, 2011, in Burlington Magazine, vol.154, 2012, pp.586-587
  • Daniela Lamberini, Il Sanmarino. Giovan Battista Belluzzi architetto militare e trattatista del Cinquecento (Arte e Archeologia. Studi e Documenti 30), 2 vols., Florence: Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki, 2007, in Burlington Magazine, vol.151, 2009, pp.775-776 (Read review -- opens in new window)
  • Janez Höfler, Der Palazzo Ducale in Urbino under den Montefeltro (1376-1508). Neue Forschungen zur Bau- und Ausstattungsgeschichte, Regensburg: Stell & Steiner, 2004, in Burlington Magazine, vol.143, 2007, pp.491-492
  • June Osborne, Urbino: The Story of a Renaissance City, London: Frances Lincoln Ltd., 2003, in Renaissance Studies, vol.18, no.4, 2004, pp.618-621 (Read review)
  • Paolo dal Poggetto (ed.), I Della Rovere, Milan: Electa, 2004, in Burlington Magazine, vol.146, 2004, pp.570-572
  • Peter Schatborn, Drawn to Warmth, Zwolle: Waanders, 2001, in Apollo, March 2003, p.57
  • Lisa Oehler, Rom in der Graphik des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, Berlin: Mann, 1997, in Apollo, May 2001, pp.57-58

 

Newspaper articles

  • "No-knead to press bread," Richmond News, April 2, 2014, p.17 (Read article)
  • "Who'll be moving the mail?," Richmond News, February 19, 2014, p.16 (Read article)
  • "A friend by many other names," Richmond News, February 5, 2014, p.14 (Read article)
  • "It's filthy, stinking, lucky and rich," Richmond News, January 15, 2014, p.13 (Read article)
  • "How we celebrated our first Canadian Christmas," Richmond News, December 24, 2013, p. 11 (Read article)
  • "Language worth wearing," Richmond News, December 13, 2013, p. 23 (Read article)
  • "More names into words," Richmond News, November 22, 2013, p. 20 (Read article)
  • "There’s a treasure hoard outside your house," Richmond News, November 8, 2013, p. 18 (Read article)
  • ""The tooth of the matter," Richmond News, October 4, 2013, p.15 (Read article)
  • "Beets, carrots off beaten path," Richmond News, September 20, 2013, p.25 (Read article)
  • "Outwitting urban wildlife," Richmond News, September 13, 2013, p.22 (Read article)
  • "Your business is their business," Richmond News, August 23, 2013, p.20 (Read article)
  • "Words into surnames, back into words," Richmond News, July 12, 2013, p.26 (Read article)
  • "Think more, waste less," Richmond News, June 28, 2013, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Food farming interest enjoying rebirth," Richmond News, June 19, 2013, p.11 (Read article)
  • "From chemistry lab to plate," Richmond News, June 19, 2013, p.13 (Read article)
  • "The zany story of where pants come from," Richmond News, May 31, 2013, p.14 (Read article)
  • "Heritage or blockbuster," Richmond News, May 3, 2013, p.16 (Read article)
  • "Granola, muesli's sinful sister?" Richmond News, April 17, 2013, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Something cool about awesome and neat," Richmond News, March 29, 2013, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Speaking of the papal election," Richmond News, February 27, 2013, p.17 (Read article)
  • "Saint Valentine's story has an unexpected twist," Richmond News, February 8, 2013, p.21 (Read article)
  • "What we've inherited from warriors of the past," Richmond News, January 25, 2013, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Keeping local history alive," Richmond News, January 11, 2013, p.16 (Read article)
  • "Who's that wild man with Santa?" Richmond News, December 19, 2012, p.19 (Read article)
  • "They say good hosts make bad guests," Richmond News, December 5, 2012, p.21 (Read article)
  • "Food labels don't tell the whole story," Richmond News, November 28, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "When you need to answer a call of nature," Richmond News, November 9, 2012, p.14 (Read article)
  • "Hang on to that jack-o'-lantern," Richmond News, October 26, 2012, p.16 (Read article)
  • "Have your plate and eat it too," Richmond News, October 3, 2012, p.9 (Read article)
  • "Out with packaging, in with loose," Richmond News, September 26, 2012, p.15 (Read article)
  • "Got leftovers? Make some fritters," Richmond News, September 21, 2012, p.14 (Read article)
  • "It's so easy to get words wrong," Richmond News, September 14, 2012, p.14 (Read article)
  • "Education versus teaching," Richmond News, September 7, 2012, pp.12-13 (Read article)
  • "Ancient mythology alive in language," Richmond News, August 31, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "You don't want to be perfect," Richmond News, August 24, 2012, p.24 (Read article)
  • "When humans ape animals," Richmond News, August 1, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "'Tis the season to vacation," Richmond News, July 27, 2012, p.15 (Read article)
  • "Old words that still pack a punch," Richmond News, July 11, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Don't get shopped while shopping in a shop," Richmond News, June 27, 2012, p.11 (Read article)
  • "Weeds, your blight, my delight," Richmond News, June 20, 2012, p.20 (Read article)
  • "When we began to tell time," Richmond News, June 15, 2012, p.25 (Read article)
  • "It has rained, it is raining, it will start to rain," Richmond News, June 8, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Words can open doors to history and culture," Richmond News, May 25, 2012, p.14 (Read article)
  • "In fine fettle, like a knight ready for battle," Richmond News, May 16, 2012, p.10 (Read article)
  • "Nostalgic for the flavours of Tuscany in spring," Richmond News, May 9, 2012, p.9 (Read article)
  • "It's all Greek to me now," Richmond News, May 2, 2012, p.17 (Read article)
  • "Foreign names taste better," Richmond News, April 25, 2012, p.14 (Read article)
  • "Eternity or the landfill, you have the choice," Richmond News, April 11, 2012, p.27 (Read article)
  • "Knuckle down and speak body language," Richmond News, March 30, 2012, p.14 (Read article)
  • "How newspapers got their names," Richmond News, March 21, 2012, p.11 (Read article)
  • "As highrises creep up and up, fellowship falls and fades," Richmond News, March 16, 2012, p.11 (Read article)
  • "Train our memory," Richmond News, March 2, 2012, p.13 (Read article)
  • "Olive oil the life blood of Tuscany," Richmond News, February 22, 2012, p.10 (Read article)
  • "Writer gets to the root of why hair stands on end," Richmond News, February 8, 2012, p.10 (Read article)
  • "The changing flavour of money," Richmond News, February 1, 2012, p.15 (Read article)
  • "The joys of being powerless," Richmond News, January 20, 2012, p.13 (Read article)
  • "Let's not become their prey," Richmond News, January 13, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Adopting the two faces of Janus," Richmond News, January 6, 2012, p.12 (Read article)
  • "Santa began as ancient goddess," Richmond News, December 16, 2011, p.25 (Read article)
  • "Where there's charity, there's humanity," Richmond News, December 9, 2011, p.15 (Read article)
  • "Become part of 'the lovely machinery for living'," Richmond News, December 7, 2011, p.17 (Read article)
  • "It's all in the pronunciation," Richmond News, November 25, 2011, p.11 (Read article)
  • "Money message dates back to old Italy," Richmond News, November 18, 2011, p.27 (Read article)
  • "But aren't we the monsters?" Richmond News, November 16, 2011, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Spoken like a farmer," Richmond News, November 2, 2011, p.15 (Read article)
  • "Magical words evolved over time," Richmond News, October 28, 2011, pp.15, 18 (Read article)
  • "Hallowe'en a treat for just-landed immigrant girl," Richmond News, October 26, 2011, p.13 (Read article)
  • "Good gardens = good neighbours," Richmond News, October 12, 2011, pp.10-11 (Read article)
  • "Smarter than the average word," Richmond News, September 28, 2011, p.10 (Read article)
  • "Where have all the words gone?" Richmond News, September 21, 2011, p.15 (Read article)
  • "Hear ye! Hear ye! How the news came to be," The Florentine, vol.7,134, 13 January 2011, p.16 (Read article)
  • "Here today, gone tomorrow," The Florentine, vol.5, 107, 10 September 2009, p.16 (Read article)
  • "Some Like It Cold: Chilling Out in the Renaissance," The Florentine, vol.5, 105, 2 July 2009, p.21 (Read article)
  • "Brunelleschi and His Dome," The Florentine, vol.5, 104, 18 June 2009, p.16 (Read poem)
  • "Mastering the Art of Good Packing," The Florentine, vol.5, 101, 7 May 2009, p.18 (Read article)
  • "Itineraries for the Alternative Tourist. Adventures in the Sienese: part II," The Florentine, vol.5, 99, 9 April 2009, p.20 (Read article)
  • "Itineraries for the Alternative Tourist. Adventures in the Sienese: part I," The Florentine, vol.5, 98, 26 March 2009, p.20 (Read article)
  • "On Top of the Dome, with Pippo," The Florentine, vol.5, 96, 26 February 2009, p.16 (Read article)
  • "The Modena Connection," The Florentine, vol.4, 75, 20 March 2008, p.20 (Read article)
  • "Chickory Dickory Wok," The Florentine, vol.4, 73, 21 February 2008, p.21 (Read article)
  • "Long Live the Button!," The Florentine, vol.3, 70, 10 January 2008, p.20 (Read article)
  • "A Penny-pincher's Guide to Holiday Shopping," The Florentine, vol.3, 69, 13 December 2007, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Three Masters," The Florentine, vol.3, 68, 29 November 2007, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Money, Money Everywhere, and Not a Coin for Change ," The Florentine, vol.3, 67, 15 November 2007, p.20 (Read article)
  • With Mary Anne Pinto, "Changing Spaces," The Florentine, special edition for the 90th anniversary of the British Institute of Florence, 8 November 2007, pp.28-29 (Read article)
  • "Food Fit for an Emperor," The Florentine, vol.3, 61, 26 July 2007, p.21 (Read article)
  • "Condottieri of Culture," The Florentine, vol.3, 58, 14 June 2007, p.14 (Read article)
  • "Step by Step," The Florentine, vol.3, 55, 3 May 2007, p.18 (Read article)
  • "Say it with Windows," The Florentine, vol.3, 52, 22 March 2007, p.18 (Read article)
  • "Savouring the Seasons," The Florentine, vol.3, 47, 11 January 2007, p.21 (Read article)
  • "Christmas Shopping for the Panic-Stricken," The Florentine, vol.2, 46, 14 December 2006, p.29 (Read article)
  • "The Trouble with Corners," The Florentine, vol.2, 45, 30 November 2006, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Picture This!" The Florentine, vol.2, 44, 16 November 2006, p.22 (Read article)
  • "Witnesses of the Watery Siege,"The Florentine, special edition, 4 November 2006, pp.20-21 (Read article)
  • "An Intimate Garden with Grand Appeal: Villa Gamberaia at Settignano," The Florentine, vol.2, 42, 19 October 2006, p.18 (Read article)
  • "When the Hills Were Alive With the Sound of Quarrymen," The Florentine, vol.2, 39, 7 September 2006, p.18 (Read article)
  • "How Do I See Rome? Let Me Count the Ways," The Florentine, vol.2, 37, 13 July 2006, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Giambologna Stopped at Grassina: A Renaissance Treasure to Discover," The Florentine, vol.2, 34, 1 June 2006, p. 20 (Read article)
  • "Where the Wild Things Grow," The Florentine, vol.2, 32, 4 May 2006, p. 21 (Read article)
  • "Behind the Agony and the Ecstacy: Michelangelo's Money," The Florentine, vol.2, 29, 23 March 2006, p.19 (Read article)
  • "Walking into History: Time Capsules around Florence," The Florentine, vol.2, 25, 26 January 2006, p.20 (Read article)
  • “The Turkey Dazzles Renaissance Florentines,” The Florentine, vol.1, 20, 17 November 2005, p.20 (Read article)
  • “Break Away to Urbania,” The Florentine, vol.1, 17, 6 October 2005, p.21 (Read article)

 

Miscellaneous

  • Minestrone: a soupy secret, http://www.richmondfruittree.com/2011/11/minestrone-a-soupy-secret/ (11 Nov. 2011) (Read article)
  • Save the savoury pumpkin, http://www.richmondfruittree.com/2011/10/save-the-savoury-pumpkin-2/ (6 Oct. 2011) (Read article)
  • "Second Nature", introductory essay in Lyall Forsyth Harris, Revisitations, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia, November 2009. (Read essay -- opens in new window)
  • Preface to Denis Mack Smith, Federigo da Montefeltro, Urbino: Quattroventi, 2005 (Read preface) (View cover)
  • Entries on Sangallo drawings for volumes 2 (2000) and 3 (in press) of The Architectural Drawings of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and his Circle, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press
  • Articles in the Dictionary of Art, New York: Grove, 1996 on: Pesaro, Villa Imperiale, Alessandro Sforza, Girolamo and Bartolomeo Genga, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Francesco Maria II della Rovere, Nicolò Sabbatini, Muzio Oddi

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