Professor Giuliana Bruno explores the intersections of architecture, the visual arts and film.
Her seminal book Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (Verso, 2002) won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for "the world's best book on the moving image.” Atlas was also honored as Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association, and named a Book of the Year in 2003 by the Guardian.
Her forthcoming book is devoted to Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media.
Her recent book Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (MIT Press, 2007) has been translated in Europe and Asia.
For Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (Princeton University Press, 1995), a journey through modernity and urban cultural memory, she won the Society for Cinema and Media Studies award for best book in film studies. Off Screen was devoted to women and film in Italy (1988), and Immagini allo schermo (1991) was named one of the 50 Best Books of the First 100 Years of Film History.
Her publications on contemporary art and space include a monograph on Jane and Louise Wilson (2004), and essays in international books such as Isaac Julien (Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2005), Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2009), Space (MAXXI Museum for 21st Century Arts, Rome 2010), and exhibition catalogs of the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Professor Bruno lectures at universities and museums internationally, including, recently, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, the Tate Modern, and the Louvre Museum.
She is featured in Visual Culture Studies: Interviews with Key Thinkers as one of the most influential intellectuals working today in visual studies (Sage, 2008).