Gevork Hartoonian

Professor of architecture

Accepting PhD Students

19942019

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Biography

Gevork Hartoonianis Professor of the history and theory of architecture at the University of Canberra, Australia. He was born in Iran, 1946, and received a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and has taught in a number of American universities, including Columbia University.

 

                        The investigative and speculative aspect of Hartoonian’s research in architectural history/theory draws from Walter Benjamin’s drive to save the tradition from its tendency to conform. Central to his critical investigation of architectural history is the modalities of the crisis of the object and its implications for the tectonics. Starting from the historicity of the project of Modernity, Hartoonian’s research also pursues the impact of modernization and globalization for the architecture of countries such as Australia, China, Iran, etc. Hartoonian teaches architectural history and theory and design studio in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Design, and supervises 5 research students. He has taught at the Columbia University and other American schools of architecture. He was the 2016 and 2013 invited Professor of Architecture history at Tongji University, Shanghai. Books include; Time, History and Architecture, 2017, Architecture and Spectacle: a critique(2012), The Mental Life of the Architectural Historian(2013/11), Walter Benjamin and Architecture, ed. (2010), and Ontology of Construction(1994), a Thai and Korean edition of which was released in 2017 and 2010. His research is primarily focused on architectural history and contemporary theories of architecture. Hartoonian is a prolific writer. In addition to journal essays and conference proceedings, he has contributed scholarly chapter essays to a number of books including, Reade: Tectonics in Architecture, 2018, Against the Post-Political: Reclaiming the Critical Project in ArchitectureRoutledge, 2014; Architecture Postmortem, Ashgate, 2013;The Political Unconscious of Architecture, Ashgate, 2012.

 

                        Research interest:

  • Historiography of contemporary architecture
  • Contemporary architectural theories
  • Contemporary theories of tectonics
  • The idea of Baroque in architecture
  • Australian architecture
  • Modern architecture in non-European countries

 

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Research Output

John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture

HARTOONIAN, G., 28 Nov 2019, In : Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. 29, 3, p. 431-443 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Montage: Recording the Tectonics

    HARTOONIAN, G., 2018, Reader: Tectonics in Architecture. Foged, I. W. & Hvejsel, M. F. (eds.). Aalborg, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, p. 118-142 25 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookOther chapter contribution

    Romaldo Giurgola: From America with Po-Mo

    HARTOONIAN, G., 2018, Italy/Australia: Postmodern in Translation . Australia: Uro, p. 107-117 10 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

    Time, History and Architecture: Essays on Critical Historiography

    HARTOONIAN, G., 2018, London, UK: Routledge. 280 p. (Routledge Research in Architectural History)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • We All Loved Tafuri: A conversation between Gevork Hartoonian, John Macarthur and Paul Walker

    HARTOONIAN, G., Jan 2018, Italy/Australia: Postmodern Architecture in Translation. Micheli, S. (ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Uro Media, p. 208-217 11 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

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