Faculty portfolios

  • Defining urban design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, April 2009).
    Defining urban design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, April 2009).
  • Co-editor, with Hashim Sarkis. Collection of essays from 2003 Harvard symposium on Sert.
    Co-editor, with Hashim Sarkis. Collection of essays from 2003 Harvard symposium on Sert.
  • Editor and part author. Collection of essays and memoirs tracing the development of modern architecture in the St. Louis region.
    Editor and part author. Collection of essays and memoirs tracing the development of modern architecture in the St. Louis region.
  • An essay in a collection about the 1950 collaboration between Sert and the Abstract Expressionist artist Hans Hofmann.
    An essay in a collection about the 1950 collaboration between Sert and the Abstract Expressionist artist Hans Hofmann.
  • The first book-length history of the influential organization of modern architects known as CIAM.
    The first book-length history of the influential organization of modern architects known as CIAM.

Eric Mumford

Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture

Phone: 
314-935-6213
Fax: 
314-935-8520

Givens 112

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

PhD in Architecture, Princeton University; MArch, MIT; AB in History, Harvard University

 

Eric Mumford is an architectural and urban design historian and a licensed architect. He teaches history/theory courses, publishes peer-reviewed books and scholarly articles, and lectures widely outside of the Sam Fox School. He is the author of The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-1960 (MIT Press, 2000), the only book-length history of the International Congress of Modern Architecture. He is also the editor and co-author of Josep Lluís Sert; the architect of urban design (Yale University Press, 2008) and Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University and postwar American architecture, 1948-1973 (Washington University/University of Chicago Press, 2004), and the sole author of Defining Urban Design: CIAM Architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 (Yale University Press, 2009), as well as other works.

Mumford has published and lectured nationally and internationally on CIAM, on the urban design work and pedagogy of CIAM President and Harvard GSD Dean Josep Lluís Sert, and on other aspects of modern architecture and urbanism, and has received three Graham Foundation grants for various projects. He is also a historical consultant to Behnisch Architekten. He currently serves as chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Committee.

Mumford's other publications include an essay on Sert's 1950 collaboration with the artist Hans Hofmann in Xavier Costa, ed., Hans Hofmann: The Chimbote Project (Barcelona: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004); and an essay on Chicago multi-family housing in Charles Waldheim, ed., Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives (University of Chicago Press, 2005). In spring 2004, Mumford was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Architecture at Harvard University.

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