Joseph Rykwert

Paul Philippe Cret Professor Emeritus of Architecture; Professor of Art History


M.A., Cantab. Dr., Royal College of Art
Hon. Dsc. Edinburgh, Hon.Dr Cordoba, Bath

Teaches seminars in architecture history and theory. Was Slade Professor of Fine Arts, Cambridge University and Reader in Architecture. Andrew Mellon Visiting Professor, Cooper Union.

Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington; George Lurcy Professor, Columbia; Senior Scholar Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica; awarded Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France. Member Accademia di San Luca and Accademia Clementina, and Polish Academy. Books include: On Adam's House in Paradise, The Idea of a Town, The First Moderns, The Necessity of Artifice, a new translation of L.B. Alberti's On the Art of Building in Ten Books, The Dancing Column, The Seduction of Place, and Louis Kahn with Roberto Schezen.

The Seduction of Place