Esther da Costa Meyer

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Esther da Costa Meyer
Professor, History of Modern Architecture
Department of Art and Archaeology
License è Lettres, Université de Genève
M.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

Office: 403 McCormick Hall
Phone: (609) 258-3789

Esther da Costa Meyer, born in Sáo Paulo, Brazil, came to Princeton in 1998 after teaching in the Department of Art History and the Department of Architecture at Yale University. She is completing a book on urban change and social history in nineteenth-century Paris. Her published work has focused on issues of the interface between architecture and the others arts, and on the formal and theoretical issues informing architecture of the last decade. Recent publications include a catalogue of the drawings of Frank Gehry, articles on the politics of the Gesamtkunstwerk (Tate Liverpool, 2008) and Peter Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial in Berlin ("Speak, Memory," Artforum (January 2006); "Schoenberg's Echo: the Composer as Painter," in Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider, Esther da Costa Meyer and Fred Wasserman eds. (London: Scala, 2003); "Simulated Domesticities: Charlotte Perriand before Le Corbusier," in Charlotte Perriand, Mary McLeod ed. (New York: Abrams, 2003).

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Department of Art and Archaeology

Recent Courses
ART 250: Architecture, Globalization, Environment (Spring 2015)
ART 457: The Culture of Art Deco: Paris, 1920-1939 (Spring 2015)