Eric Paul Mumford

Eric Paul Mumford, PhD, is the Rebecca and John Voyles Chair of Architecture and Urban Design in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of modern architecture and urbanism, including The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-60 (2000, MIT Press) and the recent Designing the Modern City: urbanism since 1850 (2018, Yale University Press). He has also lectured widely on his academic work nationally and internationally, and was the co-curator of the 2018 exhibition Tadao Ando and Le Corbusier at the Wrightwood 659 Gallery in Chicago.


Posts by Eric Paul Mumford

How Bauhaus Became the House We Live In

This biography does not address the low opinion many had of Gropius in that era, and it probably will not change some widespread perceptions of Gropius and modern architecture that have taken hold since his death in 1969. It does offer a readable and largely sympathetic account of the complicated personal history of this centrally important modern design educator and mentor.