Anthony Vidler received his professional degree in architecture from Cambridge University in England, and his doctorate in History and Theory from the University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands. Dean Vidler was a member of the Princeton University School of Architecture faculty from 1965–93, serving as the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair of Architecture, the Chair of the Ph.D. Committee, and Director of the Program in European Cultural Studies. In 1993 he took up a position as professor and Chair of the Department of Art History at UCLA, with a joint appointment in the School of Architecture from 1997.
Dean Vidler was appointed Acting Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in 2001, and Dean of the School in 2002. A historian and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, specializing in French architecture from the Enlightenment to the present, he has consistently taught courses in design and history and theory and continues to teach a wide variety of courses at The Cooper Union.
As designer and curator he installed the permanent exhibition of the work of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux in the Royal Salt Works of Arc-et-Senans in Franche-Comté, France, as well as curating the exhibition, “Ledoux et les Lumières” at Arc-et-Senans for the European year of Enlightenment. In 2004 he was asked to curate the portion of the exhibition “Out of the Box” dedicated to James Stirling, for the Canadian Center of Architecture, Montreal, and in 2010 installed the exhibition “Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling,” in the Yale Centre for British Art, an exhibition that then travelled to the Tate Britain and the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart in 2011.
He has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities; he was a Getty Scholar, at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in 1992–93 and a Senior Mellon Fellow at the Canadian Centre of Architecture, Montreal, in 2005.
His publications include The Writing of the Walls: Architectural Theory in the Late Enlightenment (Princeton Architectural Press, 1987), Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Regime (MIT Press, 1990) which received the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (MIT Press, 1992), Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture (MIT Press, 2000), Histories of the Immediate Present: The Invention of Architectural Modernism (MIT Press, 2008), James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (Yale University Press, 2010), and The Scenes of the Street and other Essays (Monacelli Press, 2011). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the architecture award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011.
The Architectural Uncanny
Histories of the Immediate Present
James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive
Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
ANTHONY VIDLER, BA Hons., Dipl. Arch., Cantab., PhD. TU Delft.
Dean and Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York.
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
PhD. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands: “Histories of the Immediate Present: Architectural Modernisms, 1930-1975.”
Dipl.Arch, Cambridge University.
B.A. Hons., Architecture and Fine Arts, Cambridge University (1st Class, Part 1 and Part 2).
Major Open Scholar (Modern European History) Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
2002-present Dean and Professor, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union.
2001-2002 Acting Dean, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union.
1997-2002 Chair and Professor, Department of Art History, and Professor, School of Architecture, UCLA.
1993-2002 Chair and Professor, Department of Art History, UCLA
1997-1998 Dean, College of Art, Architecture, and Planning, Cornell University
1990-1993 William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair of Architecture, Princeton University.
1982-1993 Professor of Architecture, Princeton University.
1972-1982 Associate Professor, Princeton University.
1967-1972 Assistant Professor, Princeton University.
1965-1967 Instructor in Architecture and Research Associate, Princeton University.
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Architecture Award, 2011
Curator and Editor for “James Stirling, Architect and Teacher,” Exhibition and accompanying book, Yale University Center for British Art and the Canadian Center for Architecture.
Curator, Exhibition “Ledoux et les Lumières,” Fondation Ledoux, Saline Royale, Arc et Senans.
Senior Mellon Fellow, Canadian Center of Architecture, Montreal
Guest Curator, “Out of the Box: James Stirling,”Canadian Center of Architecture, Montreal.
Book, Warped Space named one of the best books in criticism in ten years by Art Book
Editorial Advisory Board, October Magazine
Book Warped Space voted “Best of 2000” by Herbert Muschamp, Artforum, December, 2000.
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Consultant Curator, The End of the Century, Exhibition of Modern Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
American Institute of Architects, International Architecture Book Award, for Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social reform at the End of the Ancien Regime.
Society of Architectural Historians, Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, for the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published during 1989 and 1990: Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Regime.
Senior Getty Scholar, The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities.
National Endowment for the Humanities, University Scholar's Senior Fellowship.
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Grant, 1987- 88.
Fellowship, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Associate member of the Centre d'étude de la littérature française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Université de Paris-IV, Paris-Sorbonne, Unité Associé au CNRS. Topics: 1985-1989: Institutional change during the French Revolution. Collective publication: Jean- Claude Bonnet, ed., La Carmagnole des Muses (L'homme de lettres et l'artiste dans la Révolution), Paris: Armand Colin, 1988.
Associate member of the Centre d'étude de la littérature française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Université de Paris-IV, Paris-Sorbonne, Unité Associé au CNRS.
Associate Curator, Milan Triennale, exhibition "Il projetto domestico".
Director, Editorial Board, Skyline, published for the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies by Rizzoli, New York.
Editorial Board, Lotus International.
Visiting Fellow, The New York Institute for the Humanities, New York University.
Editor, with Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gandelsonas and Kurt Forster, Oppositions. A Journal for Ideas and Criticism in Architecture, Published for the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies by the M.I.T. Press.
Fellow, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York
Graham Foundation Fellow at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York.
Member, Corporation Visiting Committee, School of Architecture, MIT, and Media Lab, MIT.
Advisory Board, Oculus and E-Oculus, the Architecture Center, New York.
Advisory Board, The Architecture Centre, New York.
Public Director for Education, AIA New York City Chapter
Member, NYC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Architectural Quality
Reviewer, Panel on Architectural Quality, NYC Dept Housing and Urban Development.
Member, Selection Committee for Architect of New Academic Building, Cooper Union.
Member, Visiting Committee, MIT Corporation, School of Architecture.
Member, Visiting Committee, MIT Corporation, Media Lab
Member, Board of Directors, Society of Architectural Historians
Member, Committee for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians.
Getty Grant Program, The Getty Trust, Post-doctorate Fellowship Review Committee.
Designer and Curator, Museum Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Fondation Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Saline Royale, Arc et Senans.
Published in: Musée Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, Richard Edwards, ed., Arc-et-Senans, La Saline Royale, 1990.
"The Ledoux Museum," Progressive Architecture, May 1991, 112-113.
“Le Musée Ledoux,” Florence Burgerey and Anthony Vidler, in La Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans, Special Issue of Beaux-Arts Magazine, 1992.
Dean, School of Architecture, The Cooper Union
Chair, Department of Art History, UCLA
Dean, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University
Chair, PhD. Program, School of Architecture, Princeton University.
Director and Chair, European Cultural Studies Program, Princeton University.
Dean's Executive Committee, School of Architecture, Princeton University.
Served variously as: President's Advisory Committee for Dean Search, School of Architecture; Undergraduate Representative; Director of Graduate Studies; Chair, Search Committee; Chair, ad hoc committee for NAAB five year accreditation; Chair, Curriculum Committee; University Lecture Committee.
SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT:
First Year Design Studio: 2001-2002
5th Year Thesis: 2002-present
Advanced Topics: 2003-present.
Modern Architectural Concepts: 2004-2005; 2006-2007
History of Modern Architecture 1750-2000: 2005-present
Art History 110F: Selected Topics: Metropolis and Modernism
Art History 110C: European Art from Post Impressionism to Surrealism
Art History 109C: European Art in the Eighteenth Century
Art History 202: Graduate Seminar in Modern Historiography
Architecture Graduate Seminars: Le Corbusier, Gille Deleuze, Walter Benjamin.
Architecture 303: The History of Urbanism, 1750-present.
Architecture 308: The History of Architectural Theory: Vitruvius to the present
Architecture 551/552: Modern Architecture, 1750-present.
Architecture 571/2: Historiography for Doctoral Research.
European Cultural Studies 219: Politics and Cultural Expression.
European Cultural Studies 320: Comparative Romanticisms.
European Cultural Studies 320: Modernism and Metropolis, 1871-1939.
European Cultural Studies 406: Senior Thesis Writers' Seminar in Cultural Studies
Architecture 501/502/504: Graduate Design Studios in architecture and urbanism.
The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2011)
James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010)
Histories of the Immediate Present. Inventing Architectural Modernism (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008)
Architecture Between Spectacle and Use, ed. Anthony Vidler , Clark Studies in the Visual Arts (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008), “Introduction,” pp.vii-xiii; “Architecture’s Expanded Field,” pp. 143-154.
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Utopia in the Age of the French Revolution (Basel: Birkhauser, 2006).
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (Paris, Hazan, 2005).
Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000).
Antoine Grumbach (Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996).
The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (Cambridge, Mass.:M.I.T. Press, 1992).
L'Espace des Lumières: Architecture et philosophie de Ledoux à Fourier (Paris: Editions Picard, 1992). Translation and revised edition of The Writing of the Walls with new Introduction and concluding chapter, 1992. Spanish edition: El espacio de la Ilustración. La teoria arquitectónica en Francia a finales del siglo XVIII, trans. Jorge Sainz (Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1997).
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Régime (Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1990).
The Writing of the Walls. Architectural Theory in the Late Enlightenment (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1987). Paperback, 1990.
Ledoux (Paris: Editions Hazan, 1987).Foreign Editions: Berlin, 1989,Tokyo, 1989, Madrid, 1994.
"Bell Laboratories, Holmdel New Jersey: Commentary," Architectural Design (August 1967): 355-356.
"The Idea of Unity and Le Corbusier's Urban Form," Architects' Year Book 12 (London: The Architectural Press, 1967):225-235.
"The Ideal City and the City of Ideals," Fulcrum, 1, Princeton Architecture Journal (February 1970): 100-134.
"The New Industrial World: The Reconstruction of Urban Utopia in late Nineteenth Century France from Emile Zola to Tony Garnier," Perspecta 13/14, (1972):243-256.
"News from the Realm of No-where," Oppositions 1 (September 1973): 84-92.
"Utopian Architecture," Princeton Arts Journal (May-June, 1975).
"A Note on the Idea of Type in Architecture," Introduction to Anne Henry, The Building of a Club, (Princeton: Cottage Club, 1975): ix-xxv.
"The Architecture of the Lodges: Ritual Form and Associational Life in the Late Enlightenment," Oppositions 5 (Summer 1976): 75-97.
"The Third Typology," Oppositions 7 (Winter 1976): 1-4.
"Introduction," to Werner Seligman, "Runcorn," Oppositions 7 (Winter 1976): 6-7.
"Paris Under the Academy: City and Ideology," Special Issue of Oppositions 8 (Spring 1977).
"Architecture, Management and Morals: The Design of a Factory Community at the end of the Eighteenth Century," Lotus International 14 (March 1977): 4-20.
"The Idea of Type: The Transformation of the Academic Ideal, 1750-1830," Oppositions 8 (Spring 1977): 94-115.
"Academicism/Modernism," Oppositions 8 (Spring 1977): 1-5.
"Type," translation and introduction to Quatremère de Quincy, Oppositions 8 (Spring 1977): 146-150.
"Commentary," on Francesco Dal Co, "The `Allusions' of Richard Meier," Oppositions 9 (Summer 1977): 3-5.
"Commentary," on Jorge Silvetti, "The Beauty of Shadows," Oppositions 9 (Summer 1977): 37-41.
"La Troisième Typologie; The Third Typology," in Rational Architecture, ed., L. Krier, M. Culot (Brussels, 1977): 23-32.
"The Writing on the Wall," in Architectural Design, Special Issue on the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, (Spring 1978):57-59.
"Inscribing Piranesi," Oppositions 14 (Fall 1978):97-100.
"Postscript," to Francesco Dal Co, "Criticism and Design," Oppositions 13 (Summer 1978): 17-21.
"The Scenes of the Street: Transformations in Ideal and Reality, 1750-1871," in On Streets, Stanford Anderson, ed. (Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1978, 1989):
"On Type," Skyline, 1979.
"A propos du type," Archives d'Architecture Moderne, Brussels, 1979.
"After Historicism," Oppositions 17 (Summer 1979):1-5.
"The Texts of Typology," The Work of Diana Agrest and Mario Gandelsonas,exhibition catalog, (New Haven, 1980): 4-5.
"The Hut and the Body: The `Nature' of Architecture from Laugier to Quatremère de Quincy," Lotus International 33 (1981): 102-111.
"The Theatre of Production," AA Files 1 (August 1981).
"Cooking up the Classics," Skyline (October 1981): 18-21.
"Reply to Charles Jencks," Skyline (November 1981): 25.
"Reconstructing Modernism. The Architecture of James Stirling," Skyline (November 1981): 16-19.
“Introduction,” J.N.L. Durand, Receuil et parallèle des édifices en tous genres, Paris, 1799-1801, (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1981).
"The Big Greek Column Will be Built: Adolf Loos and the Sign of Classicism," Skyline (October 1982).
"Progress and Primitivism: The Roots of John Soane's Style," Oppositions (November 1982).
"Deconstructing Modernism: Meier's Hartford Seminary,"Skyline (March, 1982):21-23.
"The Ironies of Metropolis: Notes on the Work of OMA," Skyline (May,1982).
"Architecture and Continuity," AA Files 2, 1982.
"The ‘Art’ of History: Monumental Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Quatremère de Quincy," Oppositions 25 (Fall 1982):52-67.
"The Return to the Origins: Rituals of Initiation in Late Eighteenth France," The Princeton Journal: Ritual (1983):116-125.
"Chanin at Cooper Union," Skyline (February 1983).
"History of the Folly," in B.J.Archer ed., Follies: Architecture for Late-Twentieth-Century Landscape (New York: Rizzoli International,1983).
"The New Traditionalism," Skyline (February 1983).
"Schinkel o la bildung dell'architettura," in A.R. Romano Burelli, Epifanie di Proteo. La saga nordica del classicismo in Schinkel e Semper (Venice, 1983).
“Introduction,” C.-N. Ledoux, Architecture, Ramée edition (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1983).
"Asylums of Libertinage: de Sade, Fourier, Ledoux," Lotus International 44 (Spring, 1985): 28-40.
"The Castle in the House: the architecture of George Ranalli," Lotus International 46 (Fall, 1985): 54-61.
"The Architecture of Allusion. Notes on the Post-Modern Sublime," Art Criticism Vol.2, 1, (1985):61-69.
"Triumphal Typologies: Ledoux and the barrières of Paris," AA Files 7 (1985).
"Enterrados vivos: Pompeya y la arqueologia de lo sobrenatural/Buried Alive: Pompeii and the Archeology of the Uncanny," Quaderns d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme (Barcelona, 1985): 124-135.
"A House inside a House: a new project by George Ranalli," Interior Design (March 1986):228-233.
"La casa nella casa: un'ipotesi alternativa alla schiacciante ‘tabula rasa' spazio aperto," Domus 672 (May 1986):50-55.
"Architectural Cryptograms: Style and Type in Romantic Historiography," Perspecta 22 (1986): 136-141.
"Robinson et caetera: Primitivism from Defoe to Tournier," in G. Teyssot, ed., Il projetto domestico (Milan, 1986).
"Trick-Track; Tric-trac," in Bernard Tschumi, La Case Vide: La Villette, with essays by Jacques Derrida and Anthony Vidler (London: The Architectural Association, 1986).
"The Architecture of the Uncanny: the Unhomely Houses of the Romantic Sublime from Hoffmann to Freud," Assemblage Vol. I, 3 (Spring 1987):6-29.
"L'architecture allusive: Notes sur la conception postmoderne du sublime," Cahiers du CCI (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1987).
"Enterré vivant: Pompéï et l'archéologie de l'inquiétante étrangeté," Critique 476-477, "L'objet architectural" (January-February, 1987): 155-168.
"The Castle in the House. On the Architecture of George Ranalli," in George Ranalli, Buildings and Projects (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1988).
"Grégoire, Lenoir et les "monuments parlants," in Jean-Claude Bonnet, ed.,La Carmagnole des Muses (L'homme de lettres et l'artiste dans la Révolution) (Paris: Armand Colin, 1988).
“Obituary, Peter Reyner Banham,” A+U (July 1988).
"After the End-of-the-Line; Notes on the architecture of Peter Eisenman," A+U (Spring-Summer 1988).
"The Pleasure of the Architect. On the work of Bernard Tschumi," A+U (September 1988).
"Frank Gehry's Architectural Movement," Casabella (March 1989).
"Monuments parlants: Grégoire, Lenoir and the Signs of History," Art & Text 33 (Winter 1989): 12-29.
"Losing Face: Notes on the Modern Museum," Assemblage 9 (1989): 40-57.
"The Resistance of the City: Notes on the Urban Architecture of Wiel Arets," Introduction to Wiel Arets Architect (Rotterdam, 1989).
"Chateaubriand and the Gothic Revival," in Denis Hollier ed., A New History of French Literature (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989).
"L'Acropole moderne: l'urbanisme de Tony Garnier de La cité antique â La cité industrielle," in Alain Guiheux et al., Tony Garnier, Oeuvres complètes (Paris: Centre Pompidou, 1989):71-79.
"Counter-Monumentality in Practice: Peter Eisenman's Wexner Center," in The Wexner Center for the Visual Arts. The Ohio State University (New York: Rizzoli and The Ohio State University Press, 1989).
“Musée Claude-Nicolas Ledoux,” in Richard Edwards, ed., Musée Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (Arc-et-Senans: La Saline Royale, 1990).
"The Building in Pain. The Body and Architecture in Post-Modern Culture," AA Files 19 (1990): 3-10.
"Weil Arets. Centro Medico e casa d'abitazione, Hapert/Olanda," Domus 713 (April 1990):37-45.
"From Tattoo to Trinket: Problems of Ornament in Contemporary Architecture," Ottagono 94, (1990).
"Homes for Cyborgs: Domestic Prostheses from Salvador Dali to Diller and Scofidio," Ottagono 96 (1990):36-55.
"Response," in Wars of Classification: Architecture and Modernity, edited by Taisto H. Makela and Wallis Miller (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1991): 92-94.
"From Ledoux to Le Corbusier, to Johnson, to..., " Progressive Architecture (May 1991).
“The Ledoux Museum,” Progressive Architecture (May 1991).
"Vagabond Architecture: John Hejduk's Travel Journals," Lotus International (Spring 1991).
"Researching Revolutionary Architecture," Journal of Architectural Education (August 1991): 206-211.
"Agoraphobia: Spatial Estrangement in Simmel and Kracauer," New German Critique 54 (Fall 1991):31-45.
"Broken Homes," Public Access (1992).
"La conquista dello spazio [American Space]," Casabella 586-587 (January-February 1992): 36-39.
“Le Musée Ledoux,” Florence Burgerey and Anthony Vidler, “La Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans”, Beaux-Arts, hors série, 1992.
"Ciel au-dessus de Vienne," Introduction to Coop Himmelblau (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1992).
"Dressing Down: Monuments and Material Cladding," in Mark Linder, ed., Scogin Elam and Bray; Critical Architecture/Architecture Criticism (New York: Rizzoli International, 1992):146-170.
"Storia, critica e teoria," Lotus International 72 (1992): 130-134.
"Die Explosion des Raumes: Architektur un das Imaginäre im ," Archithese 5 (September/October, 1992): 24-37.
“Review,” Sergio Villari, J.N.L. Durand (1760-1834): Art and Science of Architecture, translated from the Italian by Eli Gottlieb (New York: Rizzoli, 1990)" in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians,Vol. LI (December 1992): 436-437.
"Books in Space: Tradition and Transparency in the Bibliothèque France," Representations, 42 (Spring, 1993): 115-134.
"Spatial Violence," Assemblage 20 (April, 1993): 84-85.
"The Explosion of Space: Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary," Assemblage 21 (August, 1993): 44-59.
"Bodies in Space/Subjects in the City: Psychopathologies of Modern Urbanism," Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Vol. 5, No.3 (1993): 31-51.
"Psychopathologies of Modern Space: Metropolitan Fear from Agoraphobia to Estrangement," in Rediscovering History. Culture, Politics, and the Psyche, Edited by Michael S. Roth (Stanford,Stanford University Press, 1994), pp. 11-29.
"Home Alone: Notes on the Architecture of Vito Acconci," in Vito Acconci, The City Within Us (Vienna: MAK, 1994).
"Architectural Awakenings," UCLA Magazine (Summer 1994): 41-44.
"Two or Three things I know about Him," (self-interview on Colin Rowe), ANY 7/8 (Summer 1994): 44-47.
“Art History Posthistoire,” Art Bulletin, Vol. 76, No. 3 (September 1994): 407-410.
“Hard Copy: A REM-Based Program for Interactive Architecture,” review of Rem Koolhaas, S,M,L,XL (New York:The Monicelli Press, 1995) in ANY, Vol. 9 (1994): 58-59.
"Making Buildings Talk," Review of Richard A. Etlin, Symbolic Space. French Enlightenment architecture and its legacy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), Times Literary Supplement (10 November, 1995):16..
"The Baroque Effect," in Eric Owen Moss: Buildings and Projects, Vol 2 (New York: Rizzoli, 1996):6-10.
"a dark space," in James Lingwood ed., Rachel Whiteread, House (London: Phaidon Press, 1995): 62-72.
"Mercier urbaniste: l'utopie de réel," in Sébastien Mercier, ed. Jean-Claude Bonnet (Paris: Mercure, 1995): 223-243.
“Refiguring the Place of Architecture,” Introduction to Agrest and Gandelsonas: Works (New York: Princeton Architectural Press,1995): 6-17.
"Books in Space: Tradition and Transparency in the Bibliothèque de France," in R. Howard Bloch and Carla Hesse, eds., Future Libraries (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995):137-156.
“Review,” of Robin Evans, The Projective Cast. Architecture and Its Three Geometries (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995) in GSD News (Harvard Graduate School of Design, Fall 1995): 36-38.
"Demeures pour Cyborgs," Exposé. Revue d’esthétique et d’art No. 2, (1995):230-243.
"Preface," to Jean-François Bastide, La Petite Maison (The Little House), Translated with an Introduction by Rodolphe El-Khoury (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995).
Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Nouveau Paris, édition établie sous la direction de Jean-Claude Bonnet, 2 vols (Paris:Mercure de France, 1995), selected notes Vol. 1 and Vol 2: Vol. 1, pp.1533-1537; 1542-1543; 1555-1562;1578-1580; 1599-1603;1633-1634; 1650-1651; 1772-1774; 1821-1822; 1842. Vol.2 pp. 1595-1597; 1617; 1661-1663; 1737-1738; 1747-1750; 1755-1756;1798-1799.
“Review” of Antoine Picon, French Architects and Engineers in the Age of Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), Eighteenth Century Studies Vol.29, No.2 (Winter, 1995-96): 240-242.
“Magic Geographies: L.A. Myths,” Art+Text 55 (1996): 48-49.
“Homes for Cyborgs,” Christopher Reed, ed., Not at Home. The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture (London:Thames and Hudson, 1996): 161-178.
“Ledoux, Claude-Nicolas,” Encyclopedia of Art (London: Macmillan,).
“Räume des Durchgangs. Psychopathologie und Entrfremdung in der modernen Grosssatdt,” in Andreas Volk, ed.,Siegfried Kracauer (Zurich: Seismo, 1996): 85-110.
“The Third Typology ,” “Theorizing the Unhomely ,” in Kate Nesbit ed., Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture. An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995 (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996): 258-263; 572-576.
“Deep Space/Repressed Memory: Mike Kelley’s Educational Complex,” in J.L. Stals, ed., Mike Kelley 1985-1996, (Barcelona: Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997): 116-129.
“The Exhaustion of Space at the Scene of the Crime,” in Ralph Rugoff ed., Scene of the Crime (Los Angeles and Cambridge: UCLA at the Armand Hammer and MIT Press, 1997): 130-142.
“The Explosion of Space: Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary,” Dietrich Neumann, ed., Film Architecture: Set Designs from ‘Metropolis’ to ‘Blade Runner’ (New York, Munich: Prestel, 1996): 12-25.
“Architecture after History: Nostalgia and Modernity at the End of the Century” [RIBA Annual Discourse, 1996], The Journal of Architecture, Vol. 1, no. 3 (Autumn 1996): 177-187.
“Construction Ahead,” in Martha Rosler, Rights of Passage (New York,1997): 21-25.
“Home Pages: Notes on the Work of Toba Khedoori,” Toba Khedoori (Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997): 37-46.
“Moma e Magma/Momas and Magmas,” Lotus International 95 (December, 1997): 24-26.
“Public Fear,” ANY 18 (1997): 12-13.
“The Exhaustion of Space at the Scene of the Crime;” “Discussion,” ANY 18 (1977) 48-56.
“Interpreting the Void. Architecture and Spatial Anxiety,” in Mark A. Cheetham, Michael Ann Holly and Keith Moxey, ed., The Subjects of Art History. Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998): 288-307.
“L.A’s Only Constant Is Change In Its Architecture,” Los Angeles Times, (Opinion, Sunday October 5, 1997): M1; M6.
“The Third Typology;”“The Idea of Type: The Transformation of the Academic Ideal, 1750-1830;” “Type,” in K. Michael Hays, ed., Oppositions Reader (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998): 13-17; 437-460; 616-620.
“Space, Time, and Movement,” in Russell Ferguson, ed., At the End of the Century. One Hundred Years of Architecture (The Museum of Contemporary Art: Los Angeles, 1998): 100-125.
“Terminal Transfer,” in Martha Rosler, In the Place of the Public: Observations of a Frequent Flyer (Frankfurt: Cantz Verlag, 1998): 12-21.
“Architecture as Spectacle,” Los Angeles Times (Opinion, Sunday,3, 1998): M1,M6.
“The Mask and the Labyrinth: Nietzsche and the (Uncanny) Space of Decadence,” in Alexandre Kosta and Irving Wohlfarth, eds., Nietzsche and “An Architecture of Our Minds,” (Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 1999): 53-63.
“Foreword,” Lorcan O’Herlihy (Gloucester, Mass.: Rockport, 1999): 6-8.
“Mike Kelley’s Educational Complex,” Mike Kelley (London: Phaidon, 1999): 94-105.
“Neoformations: Metamorphoses of Modernism,” Morphosis. Buildings Projects 1993-1997 (New York: Rizzoli, 1999): Appendix iii, 1-13.
“Robots in the House: Surveillance and the Domestic Landscape,” Daidalos 73 (October, 1999): 78-85.
“Technologies of Space/Spaces of Technology,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, “Architectural History 1999/2000, Special Issue, Vol. 58, no. 3 (1999): 482-486.
“Review” of Neil Leach, Rethinking Architecture and The Anaesthetics of Architecture, in Harvard Design Magazine (Summer 2000): 94-96.
“Modernisms ‘en abîme’: Notes on Smith-Miller and Hawkinson’s House for a Film-Producer,” Praxis 1, Vol. I (2000): 68-71.
“Disenchanted Histories: The Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri,” ANY 25/26 ( New York, 2000): 29-36.
“Different Schools of Thought,” Los Angeles Times (Opinion, February 20, 2000): M1;M6.
“The ‘Name’ Building in a Virtual Era,” Los Angeles Times, (Opinion, September 10, 2000): M2-3.
“Any mores,” Cynthia Davidson, ed., Anymore (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000): 244-248.
“Diagram Utopias,” Daidalos 74 (October, 2000): 6-13.
“The Paradoxes of Vandalism: Henri Grégoire and the Thermidorian attack on Historical Monuments,” in J.D. and R. Popkin, eds., The Abbé Grégoire and His World (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2000): 129-156..
“Claude-Nicolas Ledoux sur les traces de Poliphile,” in Lorette Coen, Á la recherche de la cité idéale (Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans: Institut Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, 2000): 80-95.
“Diagrams of Diagrams: Architectural Abstraction and Modern ?,” Representations 72 (Fall 2000):.
“Architecture Cornered. Notes on the Anxiety of Architecture,” in The Architectural Unconscious: James Casebere + Glen Seator, (Andover, Mass.: The Addison Gallery of American Art, 2000): 42-47.
“Photourbanism: Planning the City from Above and from Below,” in Gary Bridges and Sophie Watson, eds., A Companion to the City (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2000): 35-46.
“The Panoramic Unconscious: Victor Burgin’s Spatial Modernism,” in Shadowed, ed. Pamela Johnston (London: AA Publications, 2000): 8-19.
“Panoptic Drives/Mental Spaces: Notes on Paul McCarthy’s “Dimensions of the Mind,” in Paul McCarthy (New York: New Museum for Contemporary Art, 2000).
"The New Aformalism: Categorizing Gehry Beyond the Postmodern" Artforum (Summer 2001):141-149.
“Modern Preservation; It's Still All About Form and Function,” The New York Times, Ideas and Trends (August 12, 2001).
“Aftermath; A City Transformed: Designing 'Defensible Space',” The New York Times, Ideas and Trends (September 23, 2001).
"Digital Architecture 2001: The Medium and its Message" Op ed for Architectural Record
"Los Angeles: City of the Immediate Future," Introduction to new edition of Reyner Banham's Los Angeles, City of Four Ecologies (Berkeley: California University Press, 200?).
“A Perfect Storm,” in Lebbeus Woods: The Storm
“The Future is a Graph: Dagmar Richter’s Diagrammatic Practice,”
"Chair/chair: Notes on the "Architectural" work of Richard Artschwager," Exhibition catalog, MAK Institute Vienna.
"The Ledoux Effect: Emil Kaufmann and the Claims of Kantian Autonomy," Perspecta 33. The Yale Architectural Journal (2002):16-29.
“A City Transformed,” Grey Room 07. Special Number On 9/11,(Spring 2002): 82-8
“Aqueous Architecture,” Introduction to exhibition catalog, “Robert Slutzky: Recent Paintings,” The Cooper Union, 2003
“The Space of History: Modern Museums from Patrick Geddes to Le Corbusier,”in Michaela Giebelhausen, ed., The Architecture of the Museum. Symbolic Structures, Urban Contexts (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003): 160-182.
“Breaking Out,” Review of Gordon Matta-Clark, edited by Corinne Diserans; survey by Thomas Crow; essays by Judith Russi Kirshner and Christian Kravagna (Phiadon Press: London and New York, 2003) and Gordon Matta-Clark: The Space Between, James Attlee and Lisa Le Feuvre (Nazraeli Press: Porchester, 2003), Artforum (June, 2003)
“Redefining the Public Realm,” Hunch (Berlage Institute: Rotterdam, 2003)
“1988: Deconstructivist Architecture,” Artforum XLI no 8 (April 2003):99.
“Box Score: on Dia:Beacon,” Artforum XLII no. 2 (October 2003): 47.
“Deconstruction Boom,” Artforum XLII no. 4 (December 2003):33
“Toward a Theory of the Architectural Program,” October 106 (Fall 2003): 59-74.
“Screened Identities,” Bernard Tschumi, Irene Chang, eds., The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003):108-109.
“Still Wired after all These Years?” LOG 1, (Fall 2003):59-63.
“La historia de la arquitectura fuera de la historia del arte,” in J.M. Montaner, F.G. Pérez, eds., Teorías de la Arquitectura. Memorial Ignasi de Solà-Morales (Barcelona: Edicions UPC, 2003): 85-90.
“Prólogo: Los territorios de la historia de la arquitectura,” in Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Inscriptciones (Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2003): 7-11.
“Architecture’s Expanded Field,” Artforum XLII, no. 8 (April 2004): 142-147.
Foreword to Richard J. Williams, The Anxious City: English Urbanism in the Late Twentieth Century (London: Routledge, 2004):ix-x.
“Reflections on Whiteout: Anish Kapoor at Barbara Gladstone,” in Anish Kapoor, Whiteout (New York: Barbara Gladstone, 2004), pp. 7-21.
“Nothing to do with Architecture: For Jacques Derrida,” Grey Room 21 (Fall 2005):112-127.
“Stadtängst und Städtebau,” in Klaus Semsroth, Kari Jormakka, Bernhard Langer, eds., Kunst des Städtebaus: Neue Perspektiven auf Camillo Sitte (Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2005): 257-274.
“Damisch avec Architecture,” Oxford Art Journal vol.28 no. 2 (2005): 203-211.
“Monument, Memory, and Modernism,” in Coming to Light: The Louis I. Kahn Monument to Franklin D. Roosevelt for New York City, Exhibition Catalog New York: The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, 2005), pp. 14-17.
“Colin Rowe,” in Cynthia Davidson, ed., Eisenman/Krier: Two Ideologies (Newhaven: Yale University Press, 2005) 52-61.
“Monument, Memory, and Modernism,” Louis I. Kahn Roosevelt Memorial, Exhibition Catalog, February, 2005.
“X Marks the Spot: The Obelisk in Space,” in Tomás Vlcek, ed., Column Vase Obelisk (Prague: Národní gelerie, 2005):144-163
“Transparency and Utopia: Constructing the Void from Pascal to Foucault,” in John Bender and Michael Marrinan, eds., Regimes of Description. In the Archive of the Eighteenth Century (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005), pp. 175-198.
“Surrealism,” Review of Thomas Mical, ed.
“Terres Inconnues: Cartographies of a Landscape to be Invented,” October 115 (Winter, 2006): 13-30.
“On the Fly,” review of exhibition, “Morphosis: Continuities of the Incomplete,” Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, The Architects Newspaper 10 (June 7, 2006):29.
“What is a Diagram Anyway?” Silvio Cassarà, ed. Peter Eisenman: Feints (Milan: Skira, 2006):19-27.
“Working the Language,” in Morphosis 1998-2004 (New York: Rizzoli, 2006), pp. 32-33.
“The b-b-b-Body: Block, Blob, Blur,” in Deborah Hauptman, ed., The Body in Architecture Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2006): 130-137.
“Architecture,” entry in Lawrence D. Kritzman, ed.,The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006): 155-158.
“ ‘Architecture-to-be’: Notes on Architecture in the Work of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark,” in Betti-Sue Hertz, ed. Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark (San Diego: San Diego Museum of Art, 2006), 58-73.
“Open Theory Seminar: Conversation with Mark Cousins,” AA Files 54 (Summer 2006): 62-66.
“Reading the City: The Urban Book from Mercier to Mitterand," PMLA Vol. 122, No. 1 (January 2007): 235-251.
“A Territory of the Uncanny”/ “Teritorij nelagode,” Interview with Aleksandra Wagner, Covjek+Prostor, No. 11-12 (2006): 66-72.
“Gordon Matta-Clark, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,” Artforum (May 2007):364-365.
“At Home with Phobia,” interview with Spyros Papepetros, Pidgin 3 (Princeton: Princeton University School of Architecture, June 2007): 188-207.
“Renaissance Man,” Review of Manfredo Tafuri, Interpreting the Renaissance: Princes, Cities, Architects, Translated by Daniel Sherer, foreword by K. Michael Hays (New Haven: Yale University Press), The Architects Newspaper (April 25, 2007): 39-40.
“Drawing into Space: Notes on Lebbeus Woods' "System Wien," in Lebbeus Woods, System Wein (Vienna: MAK Institute, 2007).
“Uncanny Sculpture,” in Antony Gormley, Blind Light (London: Southbank Centre, Hayward Publishing, 2007), 76-85.
“Untitled,” in Larry Pittman, Paintings and Works on Paper, 2005-2008 (Los Angeles and New York: Regen Projects and Gladstone Galleries, 2008), 41-48.
“Imagination, inquiétante étrangeté et théories surréalistes de l’architecture,” Mélusine XXIX. Le Surréalisme sans l’architecture (Lausanne: L’Age d’homme, 2009), 21-35.
“Architecture and Spatial Resistance,” The Lives of Spaces Hugh Campbell et al eds (Belfast: IAF, 2008), 6-9.
“Whatever Happened to Ecology? John McHale and the Bucky Fuller Revival,” Log 13/14 (Fall 2008): 139-146.
“(The speeds of) History,” in Jeffrey T. Schnapp, ed., Speed Limits (Milan, Qubec, Miami Beach: Skira, Canafian Centre for Architecture, The Wolfsonian, 2009): 38-47.
“Airwar and Architecture,” in Julia Hell, Andreas Schönle, eds. Ruins of Modernity (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010):29-40
“The Atlantis Effect: The Lost Origins of Architecture,” in Richard D. Mohr and Barbara M. Stattler, eds., One Book. The Whole Universe. Plato’s Timaeus Today (Las Vegas, Zurich and Athens: Parmenides, 2010):329-342.
LECTURES AND CONFERENCES, 2001-2008:
“Architecture After 9/11,” Lunch Talk, ASCA Adminstrators Conference, New York, November 16, 2001
“Architecture and the City, From Postmodernism to Euromodernism,”Lecture French Studies, Dartmouth College, November 7, 2001
“History after 1945,”PhD Seminar, Columbia University School of Architecture, October 23, 2002
“Theorizing Digital Aesthetics,” Lecture School of Architecture, Columbia University, October 4, 2001
“Histories of the Immediate Future, “Lecture School of Architecture Columbia University, October 3, 2001
“The Tall Building Globally Reconsidered,,” Comparative Literature, Mellon Seminar, Columbia University, September 27, 2001
“Mies van der Rohe Today,”Paper, Symposium, MOMA, CCA, Columbia University, September 8, 2001
“Le Corbusier Today,” Conference Paper, Cooper and Bard Graduate Center, December 11, 2002.
“Rethinking the Public Realm,” Keynote Lecture, University of Michigan Ann Arbor,
“The Archigram Effect,”Keynote Lecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, London, November 18, 2002
“The Body in Architecture,” Conference Paper, University of Delft, Netherlands, November 14, 2002
“Colin Rowe,” Conference Paper, “Eisenman v. Krier,”Yale University School of Architecture, November 8, 2002
“Ledoux, From Kaufmann to Le Corbusier,”Graduate Program, Pratt Institute, November 4, 2002.
“Blob, Block, Blur,” Lecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture, October 28, 2002.
“Alan Colquhoun: Modern Architecture,” Paper, Symposium, Princeton University School of Architecture, September 27, 2002.
“The Modernist Tradition,” Lecture, Bard Graduate Center of Design Studies, April 19, 2002
“Ignasi Sola Morales,”Memorial Eulogy, Barcelona, March 13,2002.
“Warped Space,”Paper, Center for European Studies, UCLA, February 14, 2002.
“Hybrid Space, Anxious Space, “ The New Museum for Contemporary Art, May 10, 2003
“Diller+Scofidio,”Dialog, The Whitney Museum of American Art, May 8, 2003
“Living Within the Grid,”Conference, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, May 3, 2003
“Anxiety in Space,”Keynote Lecture, ìMedium/Architektur,î InternationalConference, Bauhaus in Weimar, April 26, 2003
“Deleuze on Space,”Seminar, Department of Fench, NYU, April 14, 2003
“History, Theory and Practice,”Lecture, Harvard GSD, April 9, 2003
“Blob, Block, Blur,” McGill University, April 3, 2003
“The State of Architecture,” Conference, Columbia Univerity School of Architecture, March 28, 2003
“Digital Subjects,” Panel, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Feb 28, 2003
“Contemporary Architecture,”Three seminars, Whitney Independent Study Program, February 20, 2003.
“Urbanism Post 9/11,”Lecture, MAC Institute Vienna, Jan 24-27, 2003
“Fortress Urbanism: Architecture in the Age of Anxiety,” Lecture, Shelby Cullom Davis Center, Princeton University, September 17, 2004.
“Tall Buildings,” Symposium organized by MOMA, The New School, September 18th, 2004.
“The History of the Postwar, 1945-1975, I,” GSD, Harvard University, September 27, 2004.
“The History of the Postwar, 1945-1975 II,” GSD Harvard University, October 4, 2004.
“The History of the Postwar, 1945-1975, III,” GSD Harvard University, October 18, 2004.
“The History of the Postwar, 1945-1975 IV,” GSD Harvard University, October 25, 2004.
“The History of the Postwar, 1945-1975, V,” GSD Harvard University, November 15, 2004.
“Urban Typology Revisited,” Lecture, TU Delft, The Netherlands, October 28, 2004
“The Situationists and the City,” Lecture TU Delft, The Netherlands, October 29, 2004.
“Aerial Situations,” Lecture at Symposium on Guy Debord, Situationist, NYU Maison Française, October 8, 2004.
Review, Peter Eisenman Studio, School of Architecture, Yale, December 9, 2004.
“Studying the Non-Western,” Panel, School of Architecture, Columbia University, February 7, 2005.
“Airwar and Architecture,” Keynote Lecture, “Ruins of Modernity,” Conference, Ann Arbor Michigan, March 19, 2005.
Introduction and discussion, “Groundswell” Exhibition Symposium, MOMA, April 15, 2005.
“What is a Diagram?” Lecture, MAK Institute, Vienna, April 20, 2005.
Convenor, Speaker, Discussant, “Architecture Between Spectacle and Use,” Clark Art Institute Conference, April 28-30, 2005.
“How to Invent Utopia: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Plato’s Polis,” Mellon Scholar’s Lecture, Centre Canadien d’Architecture, May 17, 2005.
Fall 2006: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Graduate Colloquium in Eighteenth Century Art History.
September 29, 2006: Interview with Alan Saunders, ABC Australian Public Radio, on “Ledoux.”
November 27, 2006: Debate, Eisenman/Vidler, Columbia School of Architecture.
January 23, 2007: Panel, “Oppositions Magazine,” The Storefront for Architecture.
February, 2007: Four Lectures on Utopia and the Ideal City from Plato to the Present, Architectural Association, London.
March 21, 2007: “Utopia Today,” The National Arts Club.
March 28, 2007: The “It” Factor, Panel, The New Museum.
April 2, 2007: “The Necessity for Utopia,” Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture.
April 3, 2007: “The Architecture of the Aftermath,” with Terry Smith, University of Pittsburgh.
May 12-13, 2007: The Situational Drive, Panelist.
June 21, 2007: “Finding Form,” Plenary Address to Conference, “Architecture in the Space of Flows,” University of Newcastle, England.
September 13th to 15th, 2007:“The Atlantis Complex: Derrida and the Lost Origins of Architecture,” Keynote talk, “Plato’s Timaeus,” International Conference, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
September 16th, 2007: Commencement Address, Southern California Institute of Architecture,
October 10-13th, 2007: “Alternative Spaces,” Keynote Address, “Defining Space,” Conference University College, Dublin.
November 10th, 2007: “A Little House,” paper for the opening of exhibition of Victor Burgin, MAK Center, Schindler House, Los Angeles.
January 28th, 2008: “Histories of the Immediate Present,” paper for Symposium on the subject of the forthcoming book, Yale University School of Architecture and Department of Art History.
February 11th,, 2008: “Architecture and Painting,” paper for symposium on the work of Robert Sluztky,” Yale University School of Architecture.
February 25th, 2008: “History and Theory in a ‘Post-critical’ Age,” Lecture, Columbia University School of Architecture.
March 8th, , 2008: “ The Eisenstein Effect,” Keynote Address to the American Society of the Moving Image, Philadelphia.
April 4th, 2008: “Bio-politics and Architecture,” Talk at symposium on Michel Foucault and Biopolitics, Columbia University School of Architecture.
“Narratives of the Interior,” Keynote, Symposium “Aftertaste,” Parsons, The New School, April 5th, 2008.
May 25, 2008: “Where in the World is Architecture?” First Azrieli Foundation Lecture, School of Architecture, Tel Aviv University.
SYMPOSIA CONVENED AT THE COOPER UNION: 2001- present
2006 “The Legacies of Manfredo Tafuri,” Two-day symposium co-sponsored by Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
2005 “Jacques Derrida.” Symposium with Peter Eisenman, Mark Wigley, Catherine Ingraham, and Anthony Vidler.
2005 “Groundswell,” co-sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art and the Architectural League.
2003 “Mary Kelly”: a seminar with the artist and Emily Apter, Hal Foster, Roselee Goldberg, Tom Keenan, Walid Raad and Anthony Vidler
2002 “Performance and History: An Evening with Yvonne Rainer,” The Cooper Union, April 8.
2002 “The WTC Competition, “Cooper Union with The Architectural League, Museum of Modern Art, Town Hall and Cooper Union, December.
2002 “Le Corbusier Today, “Symposium jointly sponsored by Cooper and Bard Graduate Center of Design, December 11.
2002 “Mary Kelly, “Installation,”December 10.
2001 “Robert Slutzky, Recent Paintings, “Symposium, Cooper Union, October 1.
2001 “After 9/11, “Open Forum with the Architectural League, Cooper Union, September 25.
2001 “Architecture Toward Painting”: a discussion moderated by Mark Linder with Dore Ashton, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Richard Meier, Robert C. Morgan, Lois Swirnoff and Anthony Vidler