Return Emigrations (Architect's Newspaper)
To an outsider, art and architectural history fall neatly into periods: Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance, for example. With this formula, nearly everything can be placed in a convenient timeline, sized perfectly for the appendix of a textbook.
Architectural modernism, long understood as falling within a discrete span of time and advanced by select canonical figures, has become ripe for reevaluation. Some of its most entrenched boundaries came into the crosshairs at a recent conference: Return Emigrations, at Columbia University.