Architectural historian, theorist Beatriz Colomina presents Architecture of Survelience lecture

Beatriz Colomina, a noted author and professor of architectural history and theory at Princeton University, presented “Blurred Visions: Architectures of Surveillance from Mies to SANAA,” Jan. 25, 2010 in the Preston Geren Auditorium, located in building B of Texas A&M University’s Langford Architecture Center.

Colomina’s lecture, part of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture Spring 2010 Lecture Series, was co-sponsored by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research.

Head of the doctoral program in architecture at Princeton University and director of the School of Architecture’s Media and Modernity Program, Colomina’s numerous books and essays examine the representation of architecture in print media, advertising, photography, film and television.

“Boldly interdisciplinary, Dr. Colomina offers an insightful and entertaining reading of visual culture through the lens of architectural history and theory,” said Sarah Deyong, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M and chair of the department’s lecture series.