Rosemarie Haag Bletter

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Research Interests

  • 19th- and 20th-Century European and American Architecture and Theory


  • PhD, Columbia University

Professor of 19th- and 20th-Century European and American Architecture and Theory

Professor Emerita Rosemarie Bletter’s chief research interests are in contemporary architecture, German architecture of the post-World War I period, and American architecture and design of the 20s and 30s. She was guest curator for the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Skyscraper Style: Art Deco New York (1975) and the Whitney Museum’s High Styles: Twentieth-Century American Design ((1985) and served on planning committees for the Denver Art Museum’s US Design, 1975-2000 (2002) and the Museum of Modern Art’s Mies in Berlin (2001). She is currently working on a book about Bruno Taut, the early twentieth-century German architect of utopias and housing. She has also taught at Yale, Columbia, and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She was named a Fellow by the Society of Architectural Historians in 2017.


  • "The Dreams We Live In - Visions in Glass," documentary with interviews of specialists on glass architecture, BBC Radio 4, Sept. 30, 2021 [available online for over a year].
  • "Strangers in a Strange Land: Bruno Taut and Charlotte Perriand as Design Consultants in Japan," West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Fall-Winter 2020.
  • "Talking About the Bauhaus: Rosemarie Haag Bletter, Barry Bergdoll, and Mary McLeod," Roundtable Discussion, Architectural Record, June 2019.
  • "Fragments of Utopia: Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut," in Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! A Paul Scheerbart Reader, Josiah McElheny and Christine Burgin, eds., University of Chicago Press, 2014.
  • with Joan Ockman. The Modern Architecture Symposia, 1962-1966: A Critical Edition. Yale university Press, 2014.
  • Critical Introduction. Adolf Behne: The Modern Functional Building. Los Angeles: Getty Texts and Documents Series, 1996. American Institute of Architects International Book Award, 1998.
  • “Beyond Utopia” (1983), “The Architecture of Arata Isozaki” (1985), and James Stirling" (1987). Documentary films (PBS, European television, museums).
  • El Arquitecto Josep Vilaseca I Casanovas. Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña, 1977.
  • with Cervin Robinson. Skyscraper Style: Art Deco New York. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.