Architecture Lecture Series: Diane Ghirardo
Italy’s Two Modernities, 15th and 20th centuries
Diane Ghirardo is a Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she teaches and researches 20th century architecture, Renaissance architecture, women’s spaces, and 20th century Italian architecture.
Ghirardo’s books include Building New Communities. New Deal America and Fascist Italy (1989); Out of Site: A Social Criticism of Architecture (1992); Mark Mack (1994); Architecture After Modernism (1996), translated into multiple languages and editions; Dopo il Sogno. Architettura e città nell’America di oggi (2008); Aldo Rossi. Drawings (with Germano Celant, 2008); Le duchesse, le buffale e l’imprenditoria femminile nella Ferrara Rinascimentale (2009); Italy. Modern Architectures in History (2013); La topografia della prostituzione nella Ferrara rinascimentale (2013). She also translated Aldo Rossi’s Architecture of the City (1982) and numerous articles by him into English.