Monday, April 13, 2009

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is assistant professor and chair of the Master of Architectural Design Program at the School of Architecture at Yale University.

She is the author of Achtung Architektur! Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture and coeditor of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future.

Her latest book is Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics (Yale University Press).

Last week I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished reading two books, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in twentieth century avant-garde art: The Century by Alain Badoin, and The Future of the Image by Jacques Ranciere. Although both books focus on European art and culture, they help us also remind us that art is, and should always be, part of political debate.
Read more about Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics at the publisher's website.

Learn more about Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen at her Yale faculty webpage.

--Marshal Zeringue