2014 Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship

Dedalus Foundation
Mar 24, 2014 2:19PM

The Dedalus Foundation awards an annual Senior Fellowship to a writer or scholar whose work involves the study or criticism of modern art and modernism. Recipients have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. The stipend varies according to the needs of the project, with a maximum of $30,000.

This year’s Fellowship jury comprised of art historians Svetlana Alpers, John Elderfield, Jack Flam, Katy Rogers, and Jeffrey Weiss. After thorough consideration we are pleased to announce that the 2014 Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship has been awarded to Andrew Shanken, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Fellowship will support Shanken’s work on The Diagram in the City. This project aims to analyze the visual innovations in urban planning through an art historical lens. The drawings, maps, diagrams, and charts of urban planning are rarely considered yet trace the evolution of urban change and are representations of advances in technology and developments in cultural history. In The Diagram in the City, Shanken plans to put these urban planning images into historical, cultural, political, and technological context; recognizing the importance of planning theorists and designers to the transformation of urban landscapes.

Shanken specializes in the history of architecture with a focus in urban planning, world’s fairs, and the relationship between environment and memory. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at Princeton University. Shanken is the author of two books 194X: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Homefront (University of Minnesota Press) and Into the Void Pacific: The Architecture of the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair (under review at the University of California Press).

To learn more about our Senior Fellowship and the past recipients, please visit our website.

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