The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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Danilo Udovicki-Selb

Associate Professor


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The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, TX 78712-1009


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

areas of interest

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

Dr. Danilo François Udovički-Selb teaches Architecture History and Theory; Historiography; and Architectural Design. He specializes in the Critical History of 20th Century Architecture; Soviet Architecture 1917-1937; Modernism in France 1920s-1930s; Italian Architecture 1400-1600. Professor Udovički's involvement with interdisciplinary teaching and research at the University of Texas at Austin includes the Center for European Studies (CES) and the Center for Russian, East-European and Eurasian Studies (CREES). In 2009, he was invited to join the Moscow Committee for the Defense of the VHUTEMAS heritage. Since 2003, he regularly writes architectural criticism for the Giornale dell'Architettura (Carlo Olmo Director), Torino, Italy. He is Director of the UT SoA Paris Program. In 2004, he was Senior Fellow at CASVA (National Gallery of Art).

His most recent work includes an edited book on the Moscow 1930 Narkomfin (Dom Narkomfin, Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 2013); a monograph published by the University of Arts and Sciences of Norway at Trondheim: The Evolution of Soviet Architectural Culture in the First decade of Stalin's "Perestroika" (2009); a contribution to the Fondation Le Corbusier book dedicated to the centenary of the Voyage en Orient 2013; a contribution to a book dedicated to the memory of architectural historian Khan-Magomedov (Moscow: Scientific and Research Institute for Architecture and Town Planning Theory (NIITAG), 2013; an essay on the Soviet 1937 Paris pavilion in a Special issue of the London Journal of Contemporary History, 2012; a seminal essay in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Architectural Historians that redefines current scholarship of the architectural history under Stalin in 1930s;

His work also includes 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); 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 about the evolution on modern architecture during the Soviet "Cultural Revolution."