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Brian Goldstein

Associate Professor

Art History


  2. Phone: (610) 328-8118
  3. Beardsley Hall 204
  4. Office Hours: Students can schedule appointments through WASE.
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B.A., Harvard College (2004)
M.A., Harvard University (2009)
Ph.D., Harvard University (2013)

Area of Specialization

History of Architecture and Urbanism
Modern Architecture and Planning
Race and the American Built Environment


ARTH 001D First Year Seminar: Architecture of Philadelphia
ARTH 029 Colloquium: Architecture of Philadelphia
ARTH 060 Art and Architecture of Liberation
ARTH 066 Colloquium: Race, Space and Architecture
ARTH 067 Building Architecture from Dirt to Dust
ARTH 072 Global History of Architecture: Prehistory - 1750
ARTH 073 Global History of Architecture: 1800 - Present
ARTH096 Directed Reading
ARTH 153 Modern Architecture & Urbanism

Please view full course details in the online College Bulletin Course Catalog here.

Selected Publications and Works in Progress

If Architecture Were for People: The Life and Work of J. Max Bond, Jr.  (book, in progress)

"Rehabbing Housing, Rehabbing People: West 114th Street and the Failed Promise of Housing Rehabilitation", Buildings & Landscapes 26, no. 2 (Fall 2019): 43-72

“Paul Rudolph and the Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal” (with Lizabeth Cohen), in Reassessing Rudolph, ed. Timothy Rohan (New Haven: Yale University School of Architecture, 2017). 

The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle Over Harlem (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017). 

“‘The Search for New Forms’: Black Power and the Making of the Postmodern City,” Journal of American History 103, no. 2 (Sept. 2016): 375-399. 

Albuquerque Modernism, 2016.

“Abyssinian Development Corporation” and “Roger Starr,” in Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City, eds. Nicholas Dagen Bloom and MatthewGordon Lasner (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016). 

“The Invisible Brother With a Brick,” Black Lives Matter Dossier, eds. Meredith TenHoor andJonathan Massey (Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative (online), 2015). 

“Governing at the Tipping Point: Shaping the City’s Role in Economic Development” (with Lizabeth Cohen), in Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream, ed. Joseph Viteritti (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). 

“Planning’s End? Urban Renewal in New Haven, the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and the Fall of the New Deal Spatial Order,” Journal of Urban History 37, no. 3 (May 2011): 400-422.