MARG academic receives fellowship for studies in British art
Léa-Catherine Szacka has received the Mid-Career Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for her project 'A World Wide Book: Charles Jencks and the Language of Post-Modern Architecture, 1977–1991.'
This project is a historical and critical study of The Language of Postmodern Architecture, arguably one of the most important books of late twentieth-century architecture. By studying the content of the book but also its premises, multiple iterations and translations as well as its materiality and reception in a British and International context, Léa-Catherine aims to show how the book was, in multiple ways, embedded in the particular context of the late 1970s.
Methodologically, the project owes to micro-history: focusing on a small unit of research – a book – it aspires to answer larger questions related to the status of architecture culture in the late 1970s and early 1980s.