Anthony Vidler: The Knight's Move: Gaming Utopia from Plato to Koolhaas

Cornell Architecture Post-Professional Masters 2011 Summer Lecture Series

Anthony Vidler is dean and professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, New York City. Vidler’s scholarly work includes studies in 18th- and 19th-century French architectural history, with emphasis on the work of the Enlightenment architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, and modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism, with a general interest in cultural theory. His books include The Writing of the Walls: Theory and Design in the Late Enlightenment (1987); Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. Architecture and Society in the Ancien Regime (1989); The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (1992); Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture (2000) and most recently James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive (2010) and Scenes of the Street and other Essays (2011). He has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Senior Fellowship of the National Endowment of the Humanities, a Getty Scholar’s Fellowship, and the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for 2011. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his bachelor of fine arts and architecture and his diploma in architecture from Cambridge University in England and his doctorate from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands.