Joseph Rykwert

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Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture (now Emeritus) at the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured or taught at most major schools of architecture throughout the world and has held visiting appointments in Princeton, the Cooper Union, New York, Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Sydney, Louvain, the Institut dčUrbanisme, Paris, the Central European University and others. He has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Washington and the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and was Slade Professor in the Fine Arts at the University of Cambridge in 1979/80.

His publications include: The Golden House (1947); The Idea of a Town (1963 and two subsequent editions), On Adam's House in Paradise (1972 and subsequent editions); The First Moderns (1980), The Necessity of Artifice (1982); The Brothers Adam (1984), a new translation of Alberti's architecture treatise, On the Art of Building in Ten Books (1989, with Robert Tavernor and Neil Leach), and The Dancing Column (1996). The Seduction of Place will be published in autumn 2000. All his books have been translated into several languages.

In 1984, he was appointed Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France). He also holds various honorary degrees and is a member of the Italian Accademia di San Luca. He is currently working on a new book, which deals with the relationship of architecture and the other arts in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Selected Bibliography

Joseph Rykwert's Talk

Sept 23 2000: The City in the 20th Century

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