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Form, Modernism, and History

Form, Modernism, and History

Essays in Honor of Eduard F. Seckler

Edited by Alexander von Hoffman

ISBN 9780935617290

Publication date: 03/17/1997

Assembled in honor of Eduard F. Sekler, Professor Emeritus of the History of Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, Form, Modernism, and History is a fitting tribute to a man who as architect, historian, and preservationist has been instrumental in restoring history to a prominent place in contemporary architectural theory and practice.

In twenty-two probing and original essays, distinguished scholars and designers—including architects Henry Cobb and Rafael Moneo—combine the insights of history, theory, and practice in order to reveal the evolution of design thought and methods and to interpret the relationship of architecture to its social, cultural, and political contexts.


  • Alexander von Hoffman is a Fellow at the Taubman Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and the author of Local Attachments: The Making of an American Urban Neighborhood, 1850 to 1920. He taught urban history at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design from 1986 to 1995.

Book Details

  • 256 pages
  • 8-1/2 x 12 inches
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design