Dr. Brian Brace Taylor, is a renowned architectural historian and critic who studied at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before taking up residence in Paris, France and teaching at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville for twenty-five years. He was curator of drawings at the Fondation Le Corbusier when it was inaugurated in the 1970s and produced an exhibition at the Carpenter Center at Harvard on his thesis material. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Taylor has been an editor of several international architectural publications, including l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and Mimar, Architecture in Development (Singapore), and a contributor to numerous other, scholarly periodicals. Since returning to the US in 1998, he has taught at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, City College, Pratt Institute and the New York Institute of Technology, where he is presently full professor and the coordinator for History/Theory of architecture courses. In addition his books on Le Corbusier, he has written on French architect Pierre Chareau (Taschen, 1996), as well as Asian architects such as Geoffrey Bawa, Raj Rewal and Sumet Jumsai.
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