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Digital Stockholm Syndrom in the Post-Ontological Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)

> Michael Miller's review (Boundary 2 Editorial Collective, July 12, 2017)


Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective (Wiley Press, 2013).

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Mark Jarzombek, Vikram Prakash and Francis D.K. Ching, A Global History of Architecture, (New York: Wiley & Sons, August 2006), 800 pages. ... Second edition August 2010.

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> book alert on Steve Goddard's History Wire

> review by M. Drum

> review in Future Anterior


Krzysztof Wodiczko, City of Refuge: A 9/11 Memorial Mark Jarzombek and Mechtild Widrich eds. Contributions from John Rajchman, Lisa Saltzman, Kirk Savage, and Andrew Shanken (London, UK: Black Dog Publishing, 2009), 144 pages.

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Designing MIT: The Architecture of William Welles Bosworth (Boston: Northeastern University Press, October 2004), 159 pages.

> reviewed in Technology Review

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Urban Heterology: Dresden and the Dialectics of Post-Traumatic History, volume 2 in the Studies in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics series, (Lund: Lund University, Spring 2001), 92 pages.

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The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History (Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 311 pages.

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On Leon Battista Alberti: His Literary and Aesthetic Theories (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989), 258 pages.

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Articles and Chapters

History of Theory

“Husserl and the Problem of Worldliness”Log 42, 2018, pp.  67 -  79

"Kant, Modernity, and the Absent Public" in The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture, edited by Nadir Lahiji (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 69-78.

"Are We Homo Sapiens Yet? From Sapiens to Hunter/Gatherers" Thresholds 42 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Department of Architecture, 2014), pp 10-17.

"The Cunning of Architecture's Reason," Footprint (#1, Autumn 2007), pp. 31- 46.

"The Post-traumatic Turn and the Art of Walid Ra'ad and Krzystof Wodiczko: From Theory to Trope and Beyond" in Trauma and Visuality in Modernity, Saltzman, Lisa and Eric Rosenberg, editors (Lebanon, NH: Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England, 2006)

"The (Trans)formations of Fame," PERSPECTA 37: Famous (2005): 11-17.

"The Saturations of Self: Stern's (and Scully's) Role in (Stern's) History," Assemblage: A Critical Journal of Architecture and Design Culture No. 33, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, (1997): 7-21.

"Recognizing Ruskin: Modern Painters and the Refractions of Self", Assemblage: A Critical Journal of Architecture and Design Culture, No. 32, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, (1997): 70-87.

"Ready-Made Traces in the Sand: The Sphinx, The Chimera and Other Discontents in the Practice of Theory," Assemblage: A Critical Journal of Architecture and Design Culture, No. 19 (Spring 1993): 73-95.

Articles and Chapters


Eco-Pop” in The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability Edited by Preston Scott Cohen and Erika Naginski (NY: Routledge, 2015), pp. 121-129.


"Dialectics of Death in the Civilian Era: Hans van Houwelingen's Sluipweg" Future Anterior Vol 8 no. 2, Winter 2011, pp 12-19.


"The Metaphysics of Permanence -- Curating Critical Impossibilities" Log 21 (Winter 2011), pp. 125-135.

"ARUPtocracy and the Myth of a Sustainable Future" Thresholds 38, 2011, pp 64-65.

"The State of Theory" in Architecture and Theory: Production and Reflection, Luise King editor. (Hamburg, Germany: Junius Verlag, 2009): 262-273.

"The Civilian and the Crisis of the Utopian Monument" in Krzysztof Wodiczko, City of Refuge: A 9/11 Memorial Mark Jarzombek and Mechtild Widrich eds. (London, UK: Black Dog Publishing, 2009): 61-66.

"Architecture: A Failed Discipline," Volume 19, 2009, pp 42-45.

"I Am an Architectural Historian," Positions (Issue 0, Fall 2008), pp 58-61.

"Fasil Giorghis, Ethiopia and the borderland of the architectural avant-garde," Construction Ahead (May-Aug 2008): 38-42.

"A Green Masterplan is Still a Masterplan," in Urban Transformation, Ilka and Andreas Ruby eds.(Berlin: Ruby Press, 2008): 22-29.

"Un-Messy Realism and the Decline of the Architectural Mind,” Perspecta, Vol. 40, Monster (2008), pp. 82-85

"Disciplinary Effects: An Anti-Pragmatic Manifesto" Volume 3, 2006, pp 158.

"Sights of Contention" posted on Appendx: Culture/Theory/Praxis, published and distributed annually by APPX.

"Haacke's Condensation Cube: The Machine in the Box and the Travails of Architecture," Thresholds 30: Microcosms (Summer 2005): 99-103.

"Sustainability - Architecture: between Fuzzy Systems and Wicked Problems," Blueprints 21/1 (Winter 2003), pp. 6-9. or Turkish translation: "Surdurulebilir Mimarlik: Donuk Sistemlerle Habis Sorunlar Arasinda," Arredamento Mimarl?k, (Journal of Design Culture) no. 100+56 (March 2003): 38-39. also printed in English: "Sustainability, Architecture, and "Nature" Between Fuzzy Systems and Wicked Problems" Thresholds 26: denatured (Spring 2003): 54-56.

"Critical or Post-critical?," Architectural Theory Review 7/1 (April, 2002): 149-151.

"Bernhard Hoesli Collages/Civitas," in Bernhard Hoesli: Collages, exh. cat. , Christina Betanzos Pint, editor (Knoxville: University of Tennessee, September 2001), 3-11.

"Dresden's New Synagogue and the Problematics of Bauen," Il Progetto 7 (Spring 2001): 287-33; Thresholds 20: Be-longing (Spring 2000): 20-25.

"Molecules, Money and Design: The Question of Sustainability's Role in Architectural Academe," Thresholds 18: Design & Money (Spring 1999): 32-38. 

"The Mapplethorpe Trial and the Paradox of Its Formalist and Liberal Defense: Signts of Contention", Apendx 2, 1994, pp 59-79.


"A Prolegomena to Critical Historiography," Journal of Architectural Education 52/4 (May 1999): 197-206.

"The Disciplinary Dislocations of (Architectural) History," The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (Winter 1999): 488-493.

"Meditations on the Impossibility of a History of Modernity: Seeing Beyond Art's History," in The Education of the Architect: Historiography, Urbanism and the Growth of Architectural Knowledge, Martha Pollak, editor (Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: The MIT Press, 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 195-216.

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Articles and Chapters


"The Alternative Firmitas of Maurice Smith," A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture, and the 'Techno-Social Moment, Edited by Arindam Dutta (SA+P Press, Cambridge MA), 2013, pp. 553-573.

"Corridor Spaces" in Critical Inquiry vol 36, no. 4, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Summer 2010), pp 728-770.

"Working Out Johnson's Role in History" in Philip Johnson. The Constancy of Change (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009)

"Disguised Visibilities: Dresden/"Dresden,"" Log (issue #6, Fall 2005): 73-82.

"Disguised Visibilities: Dresden/"Dresden," in Memory and Architecture, Edited by Eleni Bastea (University of New Mexico Press, November 2004)

"Joseph August Lux: Werkbund Promoter, Historian of a Lost Modernity,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 63/2 (June 2004): 202-219.

"Framing the Museum," in Museum der Moderne Salzburg [Museum of Modern Art Salzburg], Jury: Luigi Snozzi, Friedrich Achleitner, Hermann Czech, et. al. (Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, May 2004).

"Joseph August Lux: Theorizing Early Amateur Photography - in Search of a Catholic Something,'" Centropa, Journal of European Architecture and Art 4/1 (January 2004): 80-87.

"The Discourses of a Bourgeois Utopia, 1904-1908, and the Founding of the Werkbund," in Imagining Modern German Culture: 1889-1910, François Forster-Hahn, editor (University Press of New England, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996), 127-145.

""Good-Life Modernism" and Beyond. The American House in the 1950s and 1960s: A Commentary," The Cornell Journal of Architecture (Fall 1990): 76-93.

Global History Research

Positioning the Global Imaginary: Arata Isozaki, 1970, Critical Inquiry 44 (Spring 2018), 498 527.

"Borneo: The River Effect and the Spirit World Millionaires" in A History of Architecture and Trade, Edited by Patrick Haughey (London: Routledge, 2018) 80 – 114.

"Architecture: The Global Imaginary in an Antiglobal WorldGrey Room 61 (Fall 2015) 111-125

"The Power of Red" saturatedspace (an online publication), Oct. 20, 2012, 10 pgs.

With Alfred B. Hwangbo, "Global in a Not-so-Global World", Journal of Architectural Education vol. 64, issue 2, March 2011, pp 59-65

"Art History and its Architectural Aporia", in Art and Globalization, edited by James Elkins, Alice S. Kim and Shivka Valiavicharska (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), pp. 188-194.

"Lalibela and Libanos, The King and the Hydro-Engineer of 13th Century Ethiopia, A Connection to India?" in Cities of Change: Addis Ababa, Edited by Marc Angélil and Dirk Hebel (Zurich: Birkhauser, 2009) pp.76-79

"Horse Shrines in Tamil India: Reflections on Modernity" in Future Anterior, Vol 6, # 1 (Summer 2009), pp 18-36.


"The Structural Problematic of Leon Battista Alberti's De pictura," Renaissance Studies 4/3 (September 1990): 273-285.

"Pilaster Play," Thresholds 28: concerto barocco (Winter 2005): 34-41.

"Das Enigma von Leon Battista Albertis dissimulatio," in Theorie der Praxis: Leon Battista Alberti als Humanist und Theoritker der bildenden Künste, editors Kurt W. Forster and Hubert Locher (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1999), p. 203-216.

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