Dr. Carol Herselle Krinsky


About Dr. Carol Herselle Krinsky

Carol Herselle Krinsky, Professor of Art History, has taught undergraduates at New York University since 1965. She is the author of books on the 1521 edition of Vitruvius' De architectura, Rockefeller Center, Synagogues of Europe, Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Contemporary Native American Architecture, as well as many articles, book chapters, and reviews. She received the College Art Association's Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award in 2004 as well as several teaching awards from her university.


Tympanum, Altneushul, Prague
The Gothic forms used in churches are also employed here, but have been adapted to meet Jewish needs and traditions.

Altneushul, Prague


Altneushul synagogue, Prague
In the “Old New Synagogue,” desks surround a Torah plaform. Text outweighs image—only plants ornament the space.

Altneushul, Prague