Lecture: Timothy Hyde, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Lecture Title: Dread of Beauty
Timothy Hyde, Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, is an architectural historian and theorist whose research focuses on intersections of architecture, culture, and politics. Hyde is currently pursuing an extended study of entanglements between architecture and law, research that includes his book, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959; his essay, “Some Evidence of Libel, Criticism, and Publicity in the Architectural Career of Sir John Soane,” published in Perspecta; and a new project on the aesthetic debates about ugliness in Great Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is a founding member of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative and is one of the editors of the first Aggregate book, Governing by Design. He has published in Log, Praxis, Thresholds, and other journals, has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and has been the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation. Dr. Hyde received his BA from Yale University, MArch from Princeton University, and PhD from Harvard University.