About the Author
Alexander Eisenschmidt is an architect, writer, historian and theorist, who teaches design and history & theory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and his Diploma in architecture from the University of Leipzig in Germany. Before moving to Chicago, Eisenschmidt taught at Pratt Institute in New York and Syracuse University. Most recently, Eisenschmidt chaired a conference panel on the Metropolis and hosted a symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, entitled Informal Cities. He has written widely for journals and recently accepted the co-editorship for the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Modern and Contemporary Architecture, which will have a worldwide distribution.