James Ackerman was a pioneer of social art history long before it existed as an important methodology. Architectural historian, critic, wide-ranging scholar of Renaissance and modern art, James Ackerman believed in letting students find their own path as he told me 20 years ago. He served as my second thesis adviser even though my topic had nothing to do with architecture.
Photo taken at the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale in 2008. / Photo: web