October 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:00 PMUptown Campus
Please join the Tulane School of Architecture for the second lecture in the 2019-2020 lecture series. Professor William Brumfield will be presenting "Behind the Camera: the Strange Fate of Moscow's Avant-Garde Architecture". The lecture will be focused on Moscow and of the development and preservation of Soviet avant-garde architecture.
Professor William Craft Brumfield, recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2000) and Fellow at the National Humanities Center in 1992-93, is Professor of Slavic studies and Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University. In 2002, he was elected to the State Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. In 2006, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Russian Academy of the Fine Arts—the only American elected to two Russian state academies.
In 1973 he earned his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages (specializing in 19th-entury Russian literature and history) at the University of California, Berkeley. He was assistant professor at Harvard University (1974-80), and has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Wisconsin (1973-74) and Virginia (1985-86). In 1997, he received the annual Faculty Research Award from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tulane.
He has numerous publications on Russian architecture, photography and literature, and has lectured frequently on these topics at museums and universities in North America and in Europe. His photographs of Russian architecture, which have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, are part of the collection of the Department of Image Collections at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. https://www.nga.gov/research/library/imagecollections/features/architecture-moscow.html
For information on the new edition of Prof. Brumfield's standard work A History of Russian Architecture, please click here.