Lecture Series: Sylvia Lavin

Princeton University School of Architecture


"Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths"

Lecture by Sylvia Lavin, Professor of Architecture at Princeton University School of Architecture

Sylvia Lavin is a historian, critic and curator of architecture and design. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1990 and the MIT Press published her first books Quatremère de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture and Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture in 1992 and 2005. Her most recent books include, Kissing Architecture, published by Princeton University Press in 2011 and Flash in the Pan, an AA publication. Her exhibitions include “Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths” (CCA 2018), "Super Models" (Chicago Architecture Biennial 2016) and "Everything Loose Will Land," a large scale examination of architecture and the arts in LA in the 1970s (The MAK/Schindler House, The Graham Foundation and Yale School of Architecture 2013-14). She is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and was Director of the Critical Studies program in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where she was Chairperson from 1996 to 2006.

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