Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University.
Previously he was the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. Bergdoll has organized, curated and consulted on landmark exhibitions of 19th- and 20th-century architecture at MoMA, including Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream; Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture; Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront; Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity; Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling; Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32; and Mies in Berlin, co-curated with Terence Riley.
He is author or editor of many publications including Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity (winner of the 2010 Award for Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue, Association of Art Museum Curators); Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (winner of the 2010 Philip Johnson Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians); Mies in Berlin (winner of the 2002 Philip Johnson Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians and AICA Best Exhibition Award, 2002); Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia (winner of the 1995 AIA Book Award); Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry; and European Architecture 1750-1890, in the Oxford History of Art series. He served as president of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2006 to 2008.
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