Terra Foundation for America Art Visiting Professor 2014/15
Dr Daniel A Barber
Daniel A. Barber is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he teaches courses in the history of modern architecture. His research explores the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the 20th century. He received his PhD from Columbia University, and was recently a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. He has recently published articles in Grey Room and Technology and Culture, as well as in the edited volumes A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture, and the ‘Techno-Social’ Moment (MIT Press 2013), Architecture and Energy: Questions about Performance and Style (Routledge, 2013) – many of these can be downloaded at http://www.design.upenn.edu/people/barber_daniel. Professor Barber’s first book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015; a second book, on the importance of climate and diagrammatic knowledge to the modern architecture of the 1950s, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2016.
Research Forum Visiting Curator
Stephan Kemperdick (1960) studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, then art history at Bochum University and at the Freie Universität Berlin, graduating in 1992. He was awarded his PhD on the Master of Flémalle in1996. He worked at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 1999-2002; then on a collection catalogue at the Gemäldegalerie Berlin, 2003-04. In 2005-07 he was the curator of old master paintings at the Kunstmuseum Basel, and since 2008 curator of Early Netherlandish and German paintings at the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. He is the curator and/or co-curator of several exhibitions, e.g. The Early Portrait, Kunstmuseum Basel 2006; Hans Holbein the Younger. The Basel Years, Kunstmuseum Basel 2006; The Master of Flémalle and Rogier van der Weyden, Städel Museum Frankfurt, Gemäldegalerie Berlin 2008/09; The Road to Van Eyck, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 2012/13. Stephan Kemperdick’s publications include: Der Meister von Flémalle. Die Werkstatt Robert Campins und Rogier van der Weyden, (Ars nova II), Turnhout 1997; Rogier van der Weyden, Cologne 1999; Deutsche Gemälde im Städel 1300-1550, 2 vol., with Bodo Brinkmann, Mainz 2002, 2005; Martin Schongauer. Eine Monographie, Petersberg 2004; and Deutsche und böhmische Gemälde 1230-1430, catalogue for the Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Petersberg 2010.