Associate Professor

Dr. Danilo Udovički-Selb teaches architectural design, history and theory and specializes in the twentieth-century, Soviet Union and France, 1930s.  His most recent work includes an edited monograph one the Narkomfin, 1928-1930, a joint publication of the University of Texas at Austin, the Akademie der Künste Archiv and Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, Tübungen • Berlin.

published by the University of Norway at Trondheim: and an essay in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Architectural Historians 

In 2007 Professor Udovički-Selb joined the Editorial board of the Giornale dell’Archiettura (Carlo Olmo Director) Turin, Italy, as special correspondent/architectural critic for the United States. He was a Senior Fellow at CASVA (National Gallery of Art) in 2004.

His selected publications include a seminal essay in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Architectural Historians, “Between Constructivism and Socialist Realism: Soviet Architectural Culture, 1928-1938.” that redefines the state of scholarship of the architectural history under Stalin in 1930s; a Chapter in the Centenary publication of the Fondation Le Corbusier, L'invention d'un architecte: Le voyage en Orient de Le Corbusier (Paris: Editions de La Vilette), 2012;  "Facing Hitler's Pavilion: the uses of Moderniy in the Soviet Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Expo," in Journal of Contemporary History, London, Volume 47, No. 1, Special issue January 2012; "ВХУТЕИН и Битва за Библиотеку Именну  В. И. Ленина" (VHUTEIN and the Struggle for the Lenin Library) in Пространство ВХУТЕМАС (Moscow: Naučnoe Izdanie) 2012e the University of Arts and Sciences of Norway published his monograph The Evolution of Soviet Architectural Culture in the First decade of Stalin’s “Perestroika” (2009) on the resileince of modernism under Stalin (2008); a contribution to the George Pompidou Center exhibition catalogue on a major retrospective of Perriand’s œuvre in 2007, and to the first scholarly study on Charlotte Perriand, edited by Mary McLeod, Columbia University Charlotte Perriand: an Art of Living (Abrams: 2004); and an essay on the Kislovodsk sanatorium by Moisej Ginzburg, published in a special issue of the DOCOMOMO on Modern Hospitals, (Paris, Cité de l’Architecture, 2007); a chapter on Hans Georg Gadamer, Karel Kosik and the Russian Formalists published in a Festrieft book dedicated to Stanford Anderson (MIT); essays in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians include Le Corbusier’s “Pavillion des Temps Nouveaux”; an essay in a special issue of the Canadian Urban History Review on French Urbanist Jacques Gréber; a chapter on Le Corbusier’s “inhabited highways” in Infrastructures, Villes et Territoires (published by L'Harmattan, Paris). He is currently working on a book manuscript related to the evolution on modern architecture during the Soviet “Cultural Revolution.” Professor Udovički-Selb’s involvement with interdisciplinary teaching and research includes the Center for European Studies (CES); the Center for Russian, East-European and Eurasian Studies (CREES); the Department of Art and Art History, and the School’s Italy Program where he also served as Director.


  • Professional Degree in Architecture, University of Belgrade
  • M.Arch. & Urban Design, University of Belgrade
  • M.A. Philosophy, Boston College
  • Ph.D. History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture, M.I.T
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  • Critical History 20th Century Architecture
  • Soviet Architecture 1917-1937
  • Modernism in France 1920s-1930s
  • Italian Architecture 1400-1600
  • Architectural Theory
  • Historiography
  • Architectural Design Studio
  • Architectural Criticism
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