Dalibor Vesely teaches topics in Architectural History and Theory (Meaning and Modes of Architectural Representation) at PennDesign.
Dalibor Vesely was born in Prague where he studied Architecture and Art History.
He is a Director (Emeritus) of graduate studies in the department of architecture and member of Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge.
His interests include the poetics and hermeneutics of architecture and his research and publications reflect a systematic attempt to restore the humanistic understanding of architecture. This is reflected in his award-winning publication Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation (MIT) – winner of the 2005 CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award presented by the International Committee of Architectural Critics.
The Architectonics of Embodiment. In: Body and Building (MIT Press, 2002).
Space, Simulation and Disembodiment in Contemporary Architecture. In: Architecture and Phenomenology (Eindhoven, 2002).
Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation. The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production (MIT Press, 2004). ISBN 0-262-22067-9
The Latent World of Architecture.
In: Space-Place, Symposium on Phenomenology and Architecture (HK
Heritage Museum, 2005).
Publications in "Wolkenkuckucksheim – Cloud-Cuckoo-Land – Vozdushnyi zamok":