Michael J. Lewis

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Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History

413-597-4776
Lawrence Hall Rm 210

Education

B.A. Haverford College (1980)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1989)

Courses

ARTH 244 LEC

City, Anti-City, and Utopia: Town Planning from 1500 to 1800 (not offered 2024/25)

ARTH 257 LEC

Architecture 1700-1900 (not offered 2024/25)

ARTH 414 SEM

Modernist Architecture: The Rise and Fall of the Modern Movement (not offered 2024/25)

ARTH 519 SEM

Architectural Theory and Modernity, 1750-1968 (not offered 2024/25)

Bio

Michael J. Lewis teaches modern architecture and American art at Williams College, and he is the architecture critic for the Wall Street Journal.  After receiving his B.A. from Haverford College in 1980, and two years at the University of Hannover Germany, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.   He has taught at Bryn Mawr College; McGill University, Montreal; and the University of Natal, South Africa.  His books include Frank Furness: Architecture and the Violent Mind (2001), American Art and Architecture (2006), and the prize-winning August Reichensperger: The Politics of the German Gothic Revival (1993).  He was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton (2000-2001) and in 2008 received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support the completion of City of Refuge (2016), his study of millennial Utopias.  Lewis has been at Williams College since 1993 and in 2008 he was named Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art.

Media

(2019) Lessons of the Notre Dame Fire

(2018)  Vincent Scully

(2017) Louis Kahn: Light, Pastel, Eternity

(2014) Williams College: Libraries & Architecture

(2011) Visual Images in a Verbal Culture

(2012) Frank Furness Historic Marker dedication

(2012) Washington D.C., Monuments & Memorials

(2007) Interview