Jean-Louis Cohen: Architecture Drafted: Designing for World War II

Architecture Department Fall 2009 Lecture Series

Trained as an architect and historian in Paris, Jean-Louis Cohen has taught in Europe and North America. He is the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in History of Architecture at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Between 1998 and 2003, Cohen helped set up the Paris Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine. His research has focused on 20-century architecture and urban planning in France, Russia, Germany, and North Africa, resulting in numerous exhibitions and publications on both sides of the Atlantic. Among his many books are Le Corbusier and the Mystique of the USSR (1992), Scenes of the World to Come (1995), Casablanca, Colonial Myths and Architectural Ventures (2002) and Above Paris (2006).