Mumford, a licensed architect, teaches history/theory courses, including the required modern architectural history survey course, publishes peer-reviewed scholarly and lectures widely outside of the Sam Fox School. He is the author of The CIAM Discourse on Urbanism, 1928-1960 (MIT Press, 2000), the only book-length history of the International Congress of Modern Architecture. He is also the editor and co-author of Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University and Postwar American Architecture, 1948-1973 (WUSTL/University of Chicago Press, 2004).
This week’s fire at Notre Dame in Paris, which destroyed the Cathedral’s iconic spire and much of the roof, gripped the world and led to outpourings of support. But the damage could have been far worse, said architectural historian Eric Mumford.
A new book, “The Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron: A Celebration of 50 Years,” by Eric Mumford, Ph.D., professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, chronicles the history and significance of the St. Louis landmark. In 1976, the Climatron was named one of the most important buildings in American architectural history by the American Institute of Architects.
Eric Mumford, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Urban Design Program in the School of Architecture, will speak on “Modern Architecture in St. Louis” at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in Steinberg Auditorium. Mumford recently edited Modern Architecture in St. Louis: Washington University & Postwar American Architecture, 1948-1973 (2004), the first in-depth survey of modern […]