Liane Lefaivre

Liane Lefaivre, historian, critic, curator and theoretician of architecture is the Chair of Architectural History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. With Alexander Tzonis, she introduced the concept of populism to architecture culture in 1976 (Berlin, 1976; Amsterdam 1976; Cambridge Ma 1976) in their "In the Name of the people; the Populist Movement in Architecture." She has also introduced the notion of Critical Regionalism and Dirty Realism to architecture, about which she has published abundantly. Among her many award winning books are: Leon Battista Alberti's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1996), Architecture in Europe since 1968 (London, Thames & Hudson, 1992), Architecture in North America since 1960 (London,Thames & Hudson, 1996), The Poetics of order (Cambridge MA , MIT Press, 1987), Tropical Architecture; Critical Regionalism in a Globalizing World (London, Wiley, 2002), Critical Regionalism (Munich, Prestel verlag, 2003), Aldo van Eyck, Humanist Rebel (Rotterdam, 010, 1999), Aldo van Eyck, the Playgrounds and the City (Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 2002). She curated an exhibition on Aldo van Eyck's playgrounds at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 and one at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna devoted to the work of Santiago Calatrava in March 2003. Her most recent book is The Emergence of Modern Architecture (London, Routledge, 2004). In addition to her scholarly publications, she writes regularly in popular architectural magazines, m\nost notably The Architectural Record, Architecture Magazine and The Architect's Newspaper.