Basile Baudez is assistant professor of architectural history in the Art & Archaeology department at Princeton University. His first book, Architecture et Tradition Académique au Siècle des Lumières (2012), questions the role of architects in early modern European academies.
He co-edited several volumes dedicated to French architecture and curated exhibitions on architectural drawings at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. His latest book, Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe (2021) questions the role of colour in Western architectural representation from the Renaissance to the 19th century and has been awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. His future book, Fabric and the City, analyses the presence of textiles in urban context.