Writer and lecturer. Her book Titian: His Life & the Golden Age of Venice, published in 2012, is the first full biography of the artist in over a century. Her previous books include guidebooks to Florence and Tuscany and to Venice, Verona: An Architectural History and The Man who Lost his Language. She has contributed to a number of American and British papers including the New York Times, Connoisseur, Observer, Times Literary Supplement, and London Review of Books. She lectures regularly on aspects of the Italian Renaissance, and is a Trustee of Venice in Peril.