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DISCUSSIONS Series Lecture: Daniel M. Abramson

March 7, 2018
Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Daniel M. Abramson will deliver a lecture titled Obsolescence as part of DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory.

Abramson is professor of architectural history and director of architectural studies at Boston University. His research focuses upon matters of economics, society, and architecture from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. Abramson is the author of three books—Obsolescence: An Architectural History (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Building the Bank of England: Money, Architecture, Society, 1694–1942 (Yale University Press, 2005), and Skyscraper Rivals: The AIG Building and the Architecture of Wall Street (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001)—as well as co-editor of Governing By Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) with the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, of which he is also a founding director.

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Coordinated by Eric Mumford, the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture, and Igor Marjanović, professor of architecture, the DISCUSSIONS series is aimed at provoking advanced conversations on research in architectural history and theory. For more information about the series, click here.