The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
Daniel A. Barber
A Not-so-Utopian Future: Architecture, Energy, and Climate in the 1940s
Thursday, September 27, 2018
About: Daniel A. Barber is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Chair of the PhD Architecture program. He is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2017-2020).
Barber’s publications include A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War (Oxford University Press in 2016), and a forthcoming book, Designing the Planetary Interior. His articles appeared in Public Culture, Grey Room, Technology and Culture, and The Avery Review. He is also the editor of two series on the E-Flux Architecture platform – one on Images of Accumulation and the other on Structural Instability, based on a 2018 conference at Penn. He held fellowships at the Harvard Center for the Environment and the Princeton Environmental Institute.
Barber, Daniel A., et al. 2014. Lessons from Modernism : Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture, 1925-1970 New York : The Monacelli Press. Architecture: Stacks (NA680 .L47x 2014)
Barber, Daniel A. 2016. A house in the sun: modern architecture and solar energy in the Cold War. (Request via Inter-Library Loan)
Willis, Daniel, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, and Daniel A. Barber. 2017. Energy Accounts : Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future London; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Architecture: Stacks (NA2542.3 .E456 2017)
Barber, D. A., 2012. Le Corbusier, the brise-soleil, and the socio-climatic project of modern architecture, 1929-1963. Thresholds, (40), pp. 21-32.
Barber, D. A., 2013. The world solar energy project, ca. 1954. Grey Room, 51(51), pp. 64-93.
Barber, D. A., 2014. Tomorrow’s House: Solar Housing in 1940s America. Technology and Culture, 55(1), pp.1–39.
Barber, D. A., 2016. Architectural history in the anthropocene. Journal of Architecture, 21(8), pp. 1165-1170.
Barber, D. A., & Putalik, E., 2018. Forest, tower, city : Rethinking the green machine aesthetic. Harvard Design Magazine, (45), pp. 234-243.