Architecture in Grove


Charles B. Atwood of D. H. Burnham & Company: Marshall Field’s (Marshall Field & Co.) store, Chicago, IL (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division); photo credit: Detroit Publishing Co.
Charles B. Atwood of D. H. Burnham & Company: Marshall Field’s (Marshall Field & Co.) store, Chicago, IL 


In 2014 Grove Art Online has published over 25 new and significantly revised articles on topics related to architecture and the built environment. These exciting additions to the entries include important works that address a broader range of urban and architectural types. They encompass canonical architects and their buildings but also expand the intellectual frame of reference in new social and political historical directions. This means that we have, for example, dynamic new entries on Modernism and architecture as well as the Bauhaus in America but also on the understudied design/build megafirm of Gensler. Similarly, in extending our urban planning offerings, we have new entries on sprawl, bazaar, and highways, and also substantially revised articles on shopping centers and colonialism. We have also begun a series on individual modern monuments that warrant their own expanded analysis, such as Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building.

Such topic-oriented articles complement the significant new and updated biographical entries on architects. We have added works on women architects like Jeanne Gang and Gerdy Troost, and have also made sure that we have updated or new entries on every winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize including Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa as well as Wang Shu, among others. With these new entries and substantial revisions, we hope that the diversity of topics and top-notch scholarship of the authors will provide readers with a renewed appreciation of Grove’s contribution to architectural history.

Many extraordinary scholars contributed time and effort to make these updates possible. I would like to thank all of those scholars who participated. In addition, I am grateful for all of those institutions that made the use of images in the entries possible.

Paul B. Jaskot
Professor of Art History, DePaul University, Chicago
(Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts 2014-2016)


Mariola V. Alvarez, Washington College: Paulo Mendes da Rocha 
Robert Bruegmann, University of Illinois at Chicago: Sprawl 
Robert Buerglener, DePaul University: Architecture and the automobile; Highways and autobahns 
Meredith L. Clausen, University of Washington: Department store; Shopping centre 
Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University: Tadao Andō 
Margaret Garb, Washington University in St. Louis: Public housing in the United States 
Mohammad Gharipour, Morgan State University: Bazaar 
Romy Golan, The City University of New York (CUNY): Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (Paris 1937) 
Dale Allen Gyure, Lawrence Technological University: School 
Kevin Harrington, Illinois Institute of Technology: Studio Gang 
Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College Dublin: Bauhaus in America; Otto Bartning 
Anthony D. King, Binghamton University: Colonialism 
Phyllis Lambert, Canadian Centre for Architecture: Seagram Building 
Kevin D. Murphy, Vanderbilt University: Housing in the United States; Modernism and architecture 
Ken Tadashi Oshima, University of Washington: Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA); Toyō Itō 
Sara Stevens, Rice University: Gensler; Retail architecture 
Despina Stratigakos, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY): Elsa Gidoni; Gerdy Troost; Emilie Winkelmann 
Yanfei Zhu, University of Chicago: Wang Shu