Jon Yoder: Widescreen Architecture
Department of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series
Jon Yoder received his Ph.D. in architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an associate professor in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design at Kent State University where he teaches architectural design and theory. His design work has been published widely, and his research has been supported by grants from the American Institute of Architects, College Art Association, Graham Foundation, Historical Society of Southern California, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Yoder publishes essays, presents lectures, and organizes events that explore alternative models of architecturally constructed vision. Exhibitions and symposia include Shall-O-Space: Neil M. Denari Architects HL23, Televisuality, and "Vision and Visuality in Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro." He is also currently completing two books: Widescreen Architecture, which analyzes the buildings of Los Angeles architect John Lautner as exemplars of a broad cultural ethos of immersive viewing in the art, architecture, and entertainment media of the1960s; and Op Arc, which explores the "ocular" impulse in contemporary architecture practice.