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  • Jeffrey Lieber

    Assistant Professor of Visual Culture

    Profile:

    Jeffrey Lieber studied art history at Vassar College and received his Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His first book, Flintstone Modernism, or The Crisis in Postwar American Culture was published by The MIT Press in January 2018. His second book will be published by Oxford Univeristy Press in 2019. He has received fellowships for his work from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Study Abroad Italy, The A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture. He has taught at Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

    Professional Affiliations:

    College Art Association

    Society of Architectural Historians

    Recent Publications:

    Flintstone Modernism, or The Crisis in Postwar American Culture

    (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/flintstone-modernism)

    Endorsements

    “Some monuments of mid-century corporate architecture have baffled critics, historians, and occasionally even their own architects. Lieber weaves theories of glamour, failure, ‘uselessness,’ and camp to uncover surprising hidden meanings.”
    Timothy Brittain-Catlin, University of Kent; author of Bleak Houses

    “Jeffrey Lieber offers a dazzling account of mid-century modernism as a confluence of Cold War imperialism, corporate ‘glass boxes,’ lifestyle magazines, sword-and-sandal movies, and intellectuals’ anxieties about a ‘crisis’ in culture.”
    Stefan Al, architect and urban designer; Associate Professor of Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania; author of The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream

     

    Research Interests:

    art history, architectural history, film, literature, philosophy

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