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Sylvia Lavin


Sylvia Lavin is a critic, curator, historian and theorist whose work explores the limits of architecture across a wide spectrum of historical periods. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Art and Archaeology at Columbia University and MIT Press published her first books, Quatremère de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture and Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture. Ms. Lavin is a curator of research-based exhibitions, including Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths, which opened at the CCA in 2018 and Everything Loose Will Land: 1970s Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, which was shown at the MAK/Schindler House, the Graham Foundation and at the Yale School of Architecture. She is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and was Chairperson and Director of the Critical Studies M.A. and Ph.D. program in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. Lavin is currently working on a book about trees.