This lecture will examine David d'Angers's monumental commissions of the 1820s and 1830s in relation to the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, and the politics of public memory. It also will consider the sculptor's relationship to the period's architects and their collaborative work on the transformation of urban space in Paris.
Barry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University, as well as a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where he previously served as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. (He is currently serving as Acting Chief Curator.) At MoMA, he organized, curated, and consulted on several major exhibitions, among them, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, with Jean-Louis Cohen (2013); Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (2013) with Corinne Bélier and Marc LeCoeur (2012); Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream with Reinhold Martin (2012); and Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, with Leah Dickerman (2009).
Bergdoll is author or editor of numerous publications, including Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (with Corinne Bélier and Marc Le Coeur, 2012); Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity (winner of the 2010 Award for Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue, Association of Art Museum Curators); Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (winner of the 2010 Philip Johnson Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians); Mies in Berlin (winner of the 2002 Philip Johnson Book Award and AICA Best Exhibition Award, 2002); and Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia (winner of the 1995 AIA Book Award).