Lieber, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Lieber
PhD, History of Art, University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of Design Studies and Visual Cultural Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Film; Visual Studies; Architectural History and Theory
Jeffrey Lieber's work brings together art history, architectural history, film studies, and visual culture studies. His current projects include a book on mid-century modern architecture and its relationship to changing democratic ideals in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s; a study of the socio-political and cultural meanings of the megastructure and the megastructural look of the 1970s; and an edited volume of the architecture criticism of Sybil Moholy-Nagy. His articles on modern and contemporary architecture have appeared regularly in the Berlin-based journal Bauwelt and the Neue Zrcher Zeitung. He has taught in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has received fellowships for his work from the Delmas Foundation, the A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture.
Courses Taught:
  • Fashion & Architecture
  • Intro to Visual Culture
  • Magazine Culture
  • Modernism and Politics, 1880-1968
  • Post-WWII Europe by Design
  • Senior Seminar: Design & Catastrophe
Recent Publications:
"The Poetics of Beginnings: Notes on Arendt and Kahn." Harvard Design Magazine 35 (2012).

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