Daniel Sherer

Office: Architecture Building, S-110
E-mail: dsherer@princeton.edu

Dr. Daniel Sherer (born 1963) has taught at the Yale School of Architecture (2008 to the present) and Columbia GSAPP (1998-2017). He received his PhD from the Harvard University Department of the History of Art and Architecture in 2000. His areas of research include modern receptions of humanist architecture, Italian modernism with reference to the interaction of architecture, art, and design, Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture, contemporary architecture, historiography and theory, and contemporary art, frequently in relation to architecture. He has published widely in European and American journals including Artforum, AA Files, Perspecta, Zodiac, Assemblage, The Journal of Architecture, and Potlatch. Most recently he has curated the exhibition "Aldo Rossi: The Architecture and Art of the Analogous City," at Princeton SOA on view from 5 February to 30 March 2018

Recent Courses: ARC 322, Italian Architecture and the USA: Exchanges, Receptions, Theories and Practices, 1920-2018
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The seminar focuses on exchanges between and receptions of Italian architecture in the USA and American architecture in Italy from 1920 to 2018. Taking into account the radical divergence of urban form and architectural tradition that separates the two countries, it nonetheless seeks to follow a path towards a historical interpretation of the common ground that the distinctive architectural cultures found in numerous points of convergence from the first stirrings of modernism in the work of Wright and its registration in Levi Montalcini,  Mollino, Moretti, Scarpa and Magistretti; the role of Portaluppi in the elaboration of the prewar skyscraper as an urban type and of Ponti and Nervi in the realization of the same typology in postwar Milan; the importation of Italian design ideas and architectural languages to the USA while American consumerism and modes of capitalist development recast the pace and tenor of Italian culture. It takes as its final problem the dialogue between the New York Five and Italy, with specific reference to Hejduk, Eisenman, Tafuri and Rossi in the 1970s. The course ends with an overview of contemporary dialogues between Italian and American architects, theoreticians and critics.