Terra Foundation for America Art Visiting Professor 2014/15 Dr Daniel A Barber
Daniel A. Barber is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he teaches courses in the history of modern architecture. His research explores the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the 20th century. He received his PhD from Columbia University, and was recently a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. He has recently published articles in Grey Room and Technology and Culture, as well as in the edited volumes A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture, and the ‘Techno-Social’ Moment (MIT Press 2013), Architecture and Energy: Questions about Performance and Style (Routledge, 2013) – many of these can be downloaded at http://www.design.upenn.edu/people/barber_daniel. Professor Barber’s first book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015; a second book, on the importance of climate and diagrammatic knowledge to the modern architecture of the 1950s, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2016.