Wednesday, November 14, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Eric Owen Moss
Sylvia Lavin is a widely published critic and historian who received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her most recent book, Kissing Architecture, was published by Princeton University Press (2011). Quatremere de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture (1992) and Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (2005) were published by MIT and The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity is forthcoming.
Lavin has been a guest curator for the Hammer Museum, CCA and Ace Galleries and is currently working on a large scale exhibition, Fin-de-Sixties LA: From Pop to Postmodern Architecture. She is the Director of Critical Studies at UCLA and of Hi-C, a design/research group that supports architecture in the public realm. Lavin is recipient of a 2011 Arts and Letters Award.