Anthony Vidler, a historian and critic of architecture, is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. Trained in architecture at Cambridge University in England, with a PhD in history and theory from TU Delft, Vidler was a member of the faculty of the Princeton University School of Architecture from 1965 to 1993, serving as the Chair of the Ph.D. Committee, and Director of the Program in European Cultural Studies. In 1993 he took up a position as Chair of the Department of Art History at UCLA, before coming to The Cooper Union in 2001. He has curated several exhibitions, most recently, Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher, at the Yale British Art Center, Yale University, The Tate Britain, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. His publications include The Writing of the Walls: Architectural Theory in the Late Enlightenment (Princeton Architectural Press, 1987); Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (MIT Press, 1990);The Architectural Uncanny (MIT Press, 1992); Warped Space (MIT Press, 2000); Histories of the Immediate Present (MIT Press, 2008), James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (Yale University Press, 2010) and 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 for 2011 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.