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Anthony Raynsford
PhD - University of Chicago / M.Arch. - UCLA

San José State University
Assistant Professor Department of Art and Art History

Anthony Raynsford is an architectural and urban design historian, whose interdisciplinary research interests bridge across cultural, intellectual and art history, particularly of the 20th century. His teaching seeks to develop a critical understanding of the interlocking social and aesthetic issues faced by architects and designers, both currently and historically. Professor Raynsford's current book project is entitled, Modernism and the Archaic City: The Pre-Industrial Past in the Imagination of 20th Century Urban Design. Related to this project are also a number of papers and essays, including a recent article on the writings of urban planner, Kevin Lynch.


Book Project

  • Table of Contents. for Dissertation.

    Current Work

  • "Civic Art in an Age of Cultural Relativism: The Aesthetic Origins of Kevin Lynch's Image of
    the City,"
    , Article published in the Journal of Urban Design
  • "From Urban Village to Metropolitan Picturesque: Precincts, Townscape, and the ‘Cellular’
    Planning of World War II London,"
    Paper delivered the 1st meeting of the EAHN, Guimarães, Portugal, June, 2010
  • Previous Work

  • “Swarm of the Metropolis.”Article published in JAE.
  • “Mirrors within the Wall: Enlightenment Authority and the Dialectics of Visual Desire in
    Ledoux’s Project for the Saline de Chaux.”
    Article published in Chicago Art Journal.

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  • Teaching

    Current and Recent Courses at SJSU

    Courses Previously Taught

    Architecture Resources

    Bay Area Archives

    Bay Area Architectural Organizations

    National and International Architectural Resources

    Anthony Raynsford
    E-mail: Anthony.Raynsford@sjsu.edu
    Last Modified: 1/11/11