Zeynep Çelik Alexander
Zeynep Çelik Alexander is an architectural historian. Her work focuses on the histories and theories of modern architecture since the Enlightenment with an emphasis on German modernism. After being trained as an architect at Istanbul Technical University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, she received her Ph.D. from the History, Theory, and Criticism Program at M.I.T. Her awards include a postdoctoral fellowship from Columbia University and predoctoral fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Dedalus Foundation, DAAD, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Alexander is currently completing a book titled Kinaesthetic Impulses: Epistemologies of Aesthetic Modernism circa 1900.
Kinaesthetic Impulses: Epistemologies of Aesthetic Modernism circa 1900 book manuscript in progress.
“Metrics of Experience: August Endell’s Phenomenology of Architecture,” Grey Room 40 (Summer 2010), pp. 50-83.
“Jugendstil Visions: Occultism, Gender, and Modern Design Pedagogy,” Journal of Design History 22.3 (2009), pp. 203-226.
“Zur Konstruktion körperlichen Wissens: Theorien der aesthetischen Wirkung im Münchner Jugendstil” in Einfühlung. Zu Geschichte und Gegenwart eines ästhetischen Konzepts, eds. Robin Curtis and Gertrud Koch (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2009), pp. 213-231.
“Rootedness Uprooted: Paul Bonatz in Turkey, 1943-1954,” Centropa 7.2, Special Issue “Intertwined Histories: Central Europe and Turkey,” ed. Esra Akcan (May 2007), pp. 180-196.
“Kinaesthesia” in Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art, ed. Caroline A. Jones (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006), pp. 159-162.