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Washington University in St. Louis

November 1, 2013

Chandler Ahrens, Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis was featured in the book in “Architect’s Notebook” published by Damdi Publishing Co. released in October. He also had two articles published in the book “Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture” edited by Aaron Sprecher and Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa published by Routledge in October. He has had an installation accepted to the “Indianapolis Installation Nation” forthcoming in 2014.

Robert McCarter, Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, had his book, Carlo Scarpa, published by Phaidon Press, Ltd., London, at the beginning of October 2013. This 288 page, more than 350 illustration book, which includes a generous selection of Scarpa's drawings, is the first comprehensive monograph on the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa, who died in 1978. In addition to detailed design examinations and "walk-throughs" of the architect's built works, and discussion of a number of unbuilt projects and glass designs, the book also includes a listing of the Scarpa's complete works prepared by the Carlo Scarpa Archives.

Zeuler R. Lima, Ph.D., Associate Professor will be launching his comprehensive artistic biography of architect Lina Bo Bardi (Yale University Press) with a lecture at the Collins/Kaufman series in Art History at Columbia University on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30pm.

Lina Bo Bardi is the first comprehensive study of Bo Bardi’s career and showcases author Zeuler Lima’s extensive archival work in Italy and Brazil. The leading authority on Bo Bardi, Lima frames the architect’s activities on two continents and in five cities. The book examines how considerations of ethics, politics, and social inclusiveness influenced Bo Bardi’s intellectual engagement with modern architecture and provides an authoritative guide to her experimental, ephemeral, and iconic works of design.

Eric Mumford, Ph.D., Professor, participated in an event at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design on October 14, 2013 to celebrate the publication of A Second Modernism, MIT and the Techno-Social Moment, which includes his essay on the history of the MIT-Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies, 1959-71.
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