Mark Jarzombek

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Mark Jarzombek (1954-) is a US-born architectural historian, author and critic. Since 1995 he has served as Director of the History Theory Criticism Section of the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge MA, USA. Jarzombek received his architectural training at the ETH Zurich, where he graduated in 1980. From there he went to MIT, where he received his doctorate in 1986. He taught at Cornell University until 1994. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, from Renaissance architecture to contemporary criticism. He was a 2005 Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA) , a 2002 Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal) a 1993 Resident Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and a 1986 Post-doctoral Fellow at the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Humanities and Art (Santa Monica).

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  • On Leon Battista Alberti, His Literary and Aesthetic Theories (MIT Press, 1989)
  • Designing MIT: The Architecture of William Welles Bosworth (Boston: Northeastern University Press, October 2004).
  • The Psychologizing of Modernity: Art, Architecture and History (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • Urban Heterology: Dresden and the Dialectics of Post-Traumatic History, Studies in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics series, Volume 2 (Lund: Lund University, 2001).
  • A Global History of Architecture, with Vikram Prakash and Francis D.K. Ching (New York: Wiley & Sons, August 2006)
  • The Post-traumatic Turn and the Art of Walid Ra'ad and Krzysztof Wodiczko: from Theory to Trope and Beyond, in Trauma and Visuality, Saltzman, Lisa and Eric Rosenberg, editors (University Press of New England, 2006)

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