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Barry Bergdoll is Professor of Art History at Columbia University, where he has been on the faculty for nearly two decades and currently serves as Chair of the Department of Art History and is the First Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians. A specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century European and American architectural history, he is the author of numerous works including monographs on Karl Friedrich Schinkel (“Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia”) and the French nineteenth-century architect Léon Vaudoyer (“Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry”).
Bergdoll has curated several major architectural exhibitions, including “Mies in Berlin,” a collaboration with Terence Riley of the Museum of Modern Art, which was shown in New York, Berlin, Barcelona and London in 2001-2003 and was accompanied by the award-winning catalogue Mies in Berlin, which appeared in both English and German editions. Earlier exhibitions include “Le Panthéon: Symbole des Révolutions,” organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and shown in Paris and Montréal in 1989 in conjunction with the Bicentennial of the French Revolution; “Les Vaudoyers: une dynastie d’architectes,” held at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris in 1992.