Using the analytical perspectives of architecture, comparative
literature, and cultural studies, the essays in "Memory and
Architecture" examine the role of memory in the creation of our
Part I, Designing National Memories, examines the ways
institutions and individuals construct national memory. Eric
Sandweiss discusses American urban history museums; Mark Jarzombek
addresses the reconstruction of Dresden, Germany; Fernando Lara
contrasts Brazilian modern architecture to earlier European
modernism; and Maria de Lourdes Luz and Ana Lucia Santos look at
Brazilian history through the prism of the coffee plantation
Part II, Literary Memory Spaces, focuses on the treatment of
place in literature. Sabir Khan spotlights the experiences of two
South Asian women who return to their homelands after several years
abroad to discover changes in their native landscape. Barbara Mann
explores the Old Cemetry in Tel Aviv, while Carel Bertram considers
images of the Turkish house, and Eleni Basta examines the cities of
Thessaloniki and Istanbul as reflected in literary novels.
Part III, Personal Cartographies, comprises three personal
essays: Catherine Hamel on Beirut, Christine Gorby on Belfast, and
V. B. Price on Los Angeles and Albuquerque. The Voices from the
Studio in Part IV considers the ways memory may apply to the
teaching of architecture. Thomas Fisher writes about the state of
architectural education, Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence describe
their teaching methods. Sheona Thomson examines the relationship
between the spaces of architecture and the spaces of literature
asking, Why couldnt we be drawn more often into learning about
architecture by studying howit has been painted by Giotto, or
described by Virginia Woolf, or, for that matter, by being asked to
reflect on our own recollections of place?
"About the contributors"
Carel Bertram is assistant professor in the Department of
Humanities, San Francisco State University.
Thomas Fisher is professor and dean of the College of Architecture
and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota.
Christine Gorby is an architect and associate professor in the
Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University.
Catherine Hamel is an artist and assistant professor in the Faculty
of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada.
Rachel Hurst and Jane Lawrence are senior lecturers in the Louis
Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, University of
Mark Jarzombek is associate professor in the History, Theory, and
Criticism section of the Department of Architecture, MIT.
Sabir Khan is associate professor and associate dean of
undergraduate studies at the College of Architecture, Georgia
Institute of Technology.
Fernando Lara is an architect and assistant professor of
architecture in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban
Planning at the University of Michigan.
Maria de Lourdes Luz is dean of the School of Design and Visual
Arts, Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro.
Barbara Mann is associate professor of Hebrew literature at the
Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.
V. B. Price teaches in the University Honors Program at the
University of New Mexico.
Eric Sandweiss is Carmony Associate Professor of History, Indiana
Ana Lucia Vieira dos Santos is a professor at theSchool of Design
and Visual Arts, Veiga de Almeida University, Rio de Janeiro.
Sheona Thomson teaches in the architecture program at the
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
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