Jean-Louis Cohen

Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture

Habilitation à diriger des recherches, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, 1992.

Research Interests

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century architecture and urbanism in Germany, France, Italy, Russia and North America. Contemporary issues in architecture, town planning and landscape design.

Sample courses

Problems of Interpretation in Architectural History
The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Machine to Architecture (Architecture since 1945)
The Rise of the Skyscraper : one Century of Theories and Designs
Los Angeles: Urban Landscape and Architectural Creativity

Selected publications

Cohen, Jean-Louis and Monique Eleb. Casablanca, Colonial Myths and Architectural Ventures. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2002.
Scenes of the World to Come; European Architecture and the American Challenge 1893-1960. Paris: Flammarion, 1995.
L'architecture d'André Lurçat (1894-1970); l'autocritique d'un moderne. Liege: Pierre Mardaga, 1995.
Mies van der Rohe. Paris, Hazan: 1994 (English, German, Italian transl., 1995).
Le Corbusier and the Mystique of the USSR, Theories and Projects for Moscow, 1928-1936. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1992.

Selected honors

Chevalier des Arts & Lettres, Ministère de la culture, France.
Member of the Accademia di San Luca, Rome and of the Russian Academy of Architecture.
Grand Prix of the Academie d'Architecture, Paris, for the best architectural book, 1996.