Anthony Vidler is a historian and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, specializing in French architecture from the Enlightenment to the present. He has taught a wide variety of courses in design history and theory at the Princeton University School of Architecture, the University of California, Los Angeles, and, most recently, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of 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. Anthony Vidler 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 (1987), Claude-Nicolas Ledoux: Architecture and Social Reform at the End of the Ancien Regime (1990) which received the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (1992), Warped Space: Architecture and Anxiety in Modern Culture (2000), Histories of the Immediate Present: The Invention of Architectural Modernism (2008), James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (2010), and The Scenes of the Street and other Essays (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.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 06:30 PM – 06:30 PM