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Jeffrey Lieber

Jeffrey Lieber is a historian of art and architecture. He has taught at Harvard University, the New School, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. His essays on Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, and Hannah Arendt have appeared in such journals as Harvard Design MagazineDesign and Culture, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He also writes about film and regularly curates film series. 

Titles by This Author

or The Crisis in Postwar American Culture

In Flintstone Modernism, Jeffrey Lieber investigates transformations in postwar American architecture and culture. He considers sword-and-sandal films of the 1950s and 1960s—including forgotten gems such as Land of the PharaohsHelen of Troy, and The Egyptian—and their protean, ideologically charged representations of totalitarianism and democracy. He connects Cinemascope and other widescreen technologies to the architectural “glass curtain wall,” arguing that both represented the all-encompassing eye of American Enterprise.