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Claire A. Zimmerman

Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan

519 South State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1357



zimclair@umich.edu; (734) 936-0280
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2006-present Assistant Professor, Joint Appointment in the Department of the History of Art (Literature, Science and the Arts) and the Architecture Program (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning), University of Michigan

2001/02; 05/06 Lecturer, School of Architecture, Yale University

Fall 2006 Visiting Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Spring 2005 Visiting Lecturer, Parsons School of Design

1997/98; 00/01 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard College

Spring 1996 Visiting Studio Critic, University of Texas at Austin

1992-94; 96/97 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University


Education

Ph.D. 2005 City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, History of Art

M.Arch. 1990 Harvard University Graduate School of Design (professional degree), Architecture

B.A. 1985 University of Pennsylvania. Major: Design of the Environment.



PUBLICATIONS

Books

Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond, edited with Mark Crinson. Yale Studies in British Art 21 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).

Mies van der Rohe, 1886-1969: the Structure of Space (Cologne: Taschen, 2006).

The Built Surface (co-edited with David Brown), Tallahassee, FL: Florida A&M University School of Architecture, 1994/98.

in progress

Photographic Architecture from Kracauer to Stirling (draft manuscript completion 2010)
Editing

Guest editor, Positions on Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism: Histories and Theories (University of Minnesota Press) for Issue no. 4, “Architectures of Architecture” (2011).



Essays in edited books (invited or submitted)

“Siegfried Kracauer’s Transitive Architectures,” in Culture in the Anteroom: The Legacies of Siegfried Kracauer, edited Gerd Gemünden and Johannes von Moltke (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011) [in press].

“Introduction” (co-authored with Mark Crinson), Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond (New Haven: Yale Studies in British Art, 2010), 7-25.

“The Photographic Image from Chicago to Hunstanton,” in Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond (New Haven: Yale Studies in British Art, 2010), 203-228.


Articles in peer-reviewed publications

“James Stirling’s ‘Real Function’,” OASE Tijdschrift voor Architektuur/ Journal for Architecture 79 (2009), 122-142.

“Photographic Modern Architecture: Inside ‘The New Deep’,” Journal of Architecture 9 (2004): 331-354.
Journal Articles (submitted or invited)

“The Monster Magnified: Architectural Photography as Visual Hyperbole,” Perspecta 40: Monster (2008), 132-143.

“James Stirling Reassembled” AA Files 56 (November 2007), 30-41.

“Spatial Choreography and the Modern Domestic Interior: The Tugendhat House,” Domès. International Review of Architecture 54: 1 (01/07), 110-125.

“Tugendhat Frames” Harvard Design Magazine 15 (Fall 2001), 24-31. Reprint in translation, ARCH+ Berlin, Germany (June 2002), 23-31.
Journalism, reviews, catalogues

“Photography into Building: The Smithsons and James Stirling,” in Postmodernism (eds. Jane Pavitt and Glenn Adamson), London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011 (in press).

“Optical Immersion or Mixed Reality: Some New Architectures of Architecture” (multimedia review), The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 69: 3 (September, 2010), 465-468.

“Fourth International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM IV), Meeting of Minds (Radio interview for BBC 3 Sunday Features), 9/17/06.

“Histories of British Architecture. What Next?“ (review) Invited conference, Yale Center for British Art, Constructs (Yale University, Dec. 2006).

“Kurt Forster’s Surface Tensions,” (lecture review) Constructs (Yale University, Dec. 2005).

“Ultra-Slim,” (exhibition review: Werner Sobek, Show me the Future), The Architect’s Newspaper 13 (7/27/04), 14.

“Moneo’s Apologia,” (lecture review) The Architect’s Newspaper 9 (5/25/04), 14.

Exhibition previews, Artforum, New York, NY. Various dates

Mies in Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, 2001 (catalogue essays): “Eliat House,” “Dexel House,” “The German Pavilion in Barcelona,” “Tugendhat House,” “Nolde House,” “Gericke House,” “The German Pavilion at Brussels,” “The Krefeld Golf Course,” “The New National Gallery.”

“Mies in Photos,” MoMA Magazine, Museum of Modern Art (June 2001), 2-5. (essay)

“Interleavings and Exchanges,” in Dagmar Richter, XYZ, Princeton Architectural Press, 2001, 20-34 (interview).

Eric Mumford, The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-1960 in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 60:1 (March 2001), 98-100 (book review).

K. Michael Hays, Modernism and the Posthumanist Subject: The Architecture of Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Hilberseimer in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 58:2 (June 1999), 216-219 (book review).

“Comrades and Citizens: Hannes Meyer, Ludwig Hilberseimer, and K. Michael Hays,” Part 3 (Spring 1998): http://www.brickhaus.com/amoore/magazine (review essay)

“Narrative Surface,” The Built Surface, 1994 Building Workshops Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fl (essay)
Exhibitions

Research Consultant for James F. Stirling Exhibition, Yale Center for British Art, 2005-07

Consultant for research and exhibition production, Mies in Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, 1999-2001
ACADEMIC RECORD

Academic Distinctions and Grants

2009-10 Helmut Stern Faculty Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

2007-08 Center for Research on Learning and Teaching Grant, University of Michigan, for History in the Laboratory of Architecture (workshop/seminar 07-08)

2007 Short-term research grant, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

2004 Scott Opler Grant, Society of Architectural Historians, to attend SAH Annual Conference, Providence, R.I.

2003-04 Dissertation Fellowship, Berlin Grant for Advanced German and Central European Studies, Social Science Research Council and Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

2003 Merit citation/ dissertation grant

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

2002-03 Dissertation Research fellowship, Fulbright Program/ Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2002/03; 99/01 City University of New York Graduate School and University Center University Fellowships

1999 Dissertation Research Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

1998/99 University Tuition Fellowship, City University of New York Graduate School and University Center

1995 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Publication grant for The Built Surface (with David Brown)

1994-99 Doctoral Fellowship Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program (U.S. Dept. of Education)

1990 Faculty commendation for academic achievement, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

1990 American Institute of Architects Scholarship, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

Conference and Panel Organization

04/06 The Future of Manfredo Tafuri. Conference session, co-chaired with Francesco Benelli (Columbia University), Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Savannah.

04/02 Unbuilt. Conference session, co-chaired with Barry Bergdoll, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Richmond.

11/96 First FAMU/FSU Architectural History Colloquium, Tallahassee, Fl.

03/94 Organizer (with David Brown), The Built Surface, 1994 Building Workshops Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fl.

03/06 “A Note on Rhythm, Abstraction, and Modern Architecture,”


Lectures, Conferences, and Presentations, national and international

06/10 “Photography into Building: the Smithsons and James Stirling,” New Approaches to British Art, Courtauld Institute, London

04/10 Respondent: “In Print: The Buell Conference on the History of Architecture,” The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for American Architecture, Columbia University.

01/10 Invited lecture: “Lucia Moholy and ‘the Bauhaus Bild,’” Museum of Modern Art, Women at the Bauhaus lecture series

12/09 Invited lecture: “From Chicago to Hunstanton: Photographic Architecture on the Eve of Postmodernism,” Silberberg Lecture Series, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

05/09 Respondent: “The History of the Future” Symposium on Architecture at The Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

05/09 Invited lecture: “James Stirling, ‘imageability,’ and Realism in architecture,” Symposium on James Stirling, Yale Center for British Art and Yale School of Architecture.

04/09 Conference Paper: “Photographic Architecture: Cold War Export” in Camera Aedificatoria, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Pasadena.

02/09 Conference Paper: “From Chicago to Hunstanton: the Role of the Architectural Image from Neo-avant-garde to Postmodern,” in Photography and Architecture: Shaping a New Dialogue, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.

04/08 Invited lecture: “Photography and Architecture: Sites of Postwar Abstraction,” Kunsthistorisches Seminar, University of Basel.

04/08 Invited roundtable: Workshop on architectural photography and scale, Eikones NFS Bildkritik, Basel, Switzerland, April 25, 2008.

01/08 Invited Lecture: “Photographic Returns,” Return Emigrations: Architectural Cross-currents in Post-War Germany and America, Deutsches Haus, Columbia University, January 18, 2008.

10/07 Conference Paper: “Kracauer at the Weissenhofsiedlung,” Visual Thinking: Siegfried Kracauer Reconsidered, German Studies Association Panel, Oct 4-Oct 7, 2007, San Diego.

07/07 Conference Paper: “Jim Stirling’s Real Function,“ Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation 1880- Present, Conference, University of York, July 5-8, 2007.

02/06 Conference Paper: “’Neue amerikanische Architektur,’ 1926,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Boston (David Van Zanten, chair).

02/06 Invited Lecture: “Mies and Louis Sullivan,” MIT History Theory Criticism Program, Graduate Student Symposium.

04/05 Conference Paper: “Abstraction Embodied,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Vancouver (Sarah Goldhagen, chair).

08/04 Conference Paper: “Photography, Reproduction, Mies,” in Art History and the Reproducible Image (Horst Bredekamp and Bronwen Wilson, chairs) Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA), Montreal.

05/04 Invited Lecture: “Mies’s Photographic Architecture,” Zentralinstitüt für Kunstgeschichte, Munich.

04/04 Conference Paper: “Inside The New Deep,’” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Providence, RI (B. Penner and C. Rice, chairs).

02/03 Conference Paper: “The New Deep (Photography, Architecture, Abstraction),” College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY (J. Massey and J. Merwood, chairs).

03/02 Invited Lecture: “Transactions between Photography and Architecture,” Mies van der Rohe Symposium, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

06/00 Conference Paper: “The Two Surfaces of the Barcelona Pavilion,” Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Miami.

03/00 Conference Paper: “Louis Sullivan’s Veils,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Los Angeles.

04/99 Conference Paper: “Mies van der Rohe, Political Ideology, and the Free Plan”

Frick Symposium, NY, NY; Technische Universität Berlin, Doctoral Colloquium (Dr.-Ing. Fritz Neumeyer); Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin (6/99).

03/97 Conference Paper: “Marblecraft and Ornament,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.; and at the FAMU/FSU Architectural History Colloquium, Tallahassee, FL (11/96).

03/96 Conference Paper: “Beyond the Role Model,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Montreal.

02/96 Invited Lecture: “The Body Veiled: Frame, Cladding, and Louis Sullivan’s ‘Bio-Constructive’ Skin,” School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin.

02/94 Conference Paper: “Race and Difference in the Beginning Design Studio,” Tenth Annual Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA.


TEACHING

Courses Taught at the University of Michigan

HA 774 Seminar: Modernism in Transition from Weimar to Cold War

HA/ARCH 213 Lecture: Architecture and Modernity (HA 394 W 2007)

HA 473/ARCH 543 Lecture: 20th Century Architecture

HA 489/ ARCH 603 Seminar: History in the Laboratory of Architecture--Close Analysis Workshop (James F. Stirling).

HA 474/ ARCH 503 Seminar: Trajectories of British Modernism;

HA 474/ ARCH 603 Seminar: Transactions between Architecture and Photography;

HA 474/ ARCH 603 Seminar: Industrialization and Acceleration in Modern Building Culture;

HA 489/ ARCH 603 Seminar: Architecture and Image from 20th to 21st Centuries.
Courses Taught at Yale University

History of Theories of Architecture, 2000-1750 (lecture)

Research Methods Colloquium (seminar)

Mies van der Rohe and International Modernism, 1927-1949 (seminar)

Methodologies of Architectural History and Theory (seminar)

Photography, Vision, Architecture (seminar)

Contemporary Architectural Theory (assisting P. Deamer) (lecture)
Service to the Discipline

2007-09 Interdepartmental: Junior Faculty Working Group continued with Asst. Prof. Kevin Carr (History of Art): 1 speaker, Fall semester 2008; 5 speakers, Fall and Winter semesters 2007/08; 3 speakers, Winter semester, 2007.

2006-08 Manuscript reviewer, Yale University Press

Article referee, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

1996 Coordinator, First Annual FAMU/FSU Architectural History Colloquium—”The Making of Modern Architecture: Sullivan, Loos, and Le Corbusier,” Florida A&M University School of Architecture.

1996/97; 1992/94 Chair, Program Enrichment Committee (Florida A&M University School of Architecture. Lecture series, Exhibitions, Guest Critics)

1996/97; 1992/94 Committee member, Scholarships and Awards Committee,

Curriculum Development Group, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Florida A&M University School of Architecture.

1994 Exhibitor, First Annual Faculty Show, Florida A&M University School of Architecture.

1994 Coordinator, The Built Surface Building Workshops and Symposium, Florida A&M University School of Architecture (with David Brown)


Languages

German, Modern Greek, reading knowledge French, Italian, Spanish


Registration and professional/honorary societies

Member, Society of Architectural Historians



Member, College Art Association



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