UTS Architecture is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Ascher Barnstone as the school’s new Professor.
Deborah Ascher Barnstone holds a PhD in architectural history and theory from the Technical University, Delft; a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University; and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude degree with high honors from Barnard College. She is a licensed architect as well as an historian. Her book, The Transparent State: Architecture and Politics in Postwar Germany was released by Routledge in 2005. Her current research examines the question of how to define early twentieth century German modernism in light of larger contemporary cultural debates. The research uses the extraordinarily rich production in Weimar-era Breslau as a case study. Scholarly articles on the Breslau research have appeared recently in Architecture Annual, Journal of Architectural Education, The Art Book, and New German Critique. Recent publications include: “Transparency in Divided Berlin: the Palace of the Republic,” in Berlin Divided City 1945-1989 edited by Philip Broadbent and Sabine Hake (2010) and “An der Oder: River Romance in Breslau,” in Art and Identity at the Water’s Edge ed. Tricia Cusack (2012).