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Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen

  • Assistant Professor of Art History

PhD, Harvard University, 2014

516 Morey Hall
(585) 276-7173


Research Overview


Courses Offered (subject to change)

  •  Introduction to Modern Architecture
  •  Islamic Architecture in Context
  •  The Art of Industry
  •  The Art of Infrastructure
  •  The Map: A Visual History
  •  Orientalism in Art and Architecture
  •  The City in History

Selected Publications

  • Sketch, Spade, Gauge: Architecture, Visual Culture, and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network (in process)
  • The International Journal of Islamic Architecture, vol. 4 no. 2 (2015), guest editor for special issue on the theme of expertise in the architecture of the Islamic world since 1800
  • Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History, with Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Hazel Hahn and Ken Tadashi Oshima (eds.), University of Hawai’i Press, 2013
  • Instigations: Engaging Architecture, Landscape and the City, with Mohsen Mostafavi (eds.), Lars Müller, 2012
  • Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, with Barry Bergdoll (eds.), The Museum of Modern Art, 2008