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Contemporary Architecture and the Question of (Architectural) History

Lecturer: Colquhoun, A. · McLeod, M.
Publisher: Delft University of Technology
Source:The Berlage, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design
Keywords: Alan Colquhoun · Mary McLeod · The Berlage Lezingen
Rights: (c) Delft University of Technology · Creative Commons BY


Alan Colquhoun is a practicing architect and an emeritus professor of architecture at Princeton University. Colquhoun is an important voice in architectural historiography and the author of several books including The Oxford History of Modern Architecture, the seminal Essays in Architectural Criticism, and Modernity and the Classical Tradition.

Mary McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she teaches architecture history and theory, and occasionally leads studios. She has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Miami, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. She received her B.A., M.Arch., and Ph.D. from Princeton University and her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architecture theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and ideology.

McLeod is the editor of and contributor to Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living and her articles have appeared in journals including Assemblage, Oppositions, Art Journal, AA Files, JSAH, Casabella, and Lotus as well as anthologies such as The Sex of Architecture; Architecture in Fashion; Architecture of the Everyday; Architecture and Feminism; The Pragmatist Imagination; and The State of Architecture. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, NEH award, and grants from New York Council of the Arts and the Graham Foundation.

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