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Joan Ockman

Joan Ockman is an architecture educator, historian, writer, and editor. Among the books she has edited are Architecture Culture 1943–1968, The Pragmatist Imagination, and Out of Ground Zero.

Titles by This Editor

Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America
Edited by Joan Ockman

Rooted in the British apprenticeship system, the French Beaux-Arts, and the German polytechnical schools, architecture education in North America has had a unique history spanning almost three hundred years. Although architects in the United States and Canada began to identify themselves as professionals by the late eighteenth century, it was not until nearly a century later that North American universities began to offer formal architectural training; the first program was established at MIT in 1865.