Christopher Long


Martin S. Kermacy Centennial Professor in Architecture
University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Christopher Long studied at the universities of Graz, Munich, and Vienna. He received his doctoral degree at The University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He first taught at the Central European University in Prague before returning to UT Austin.

Trained as a cultural historian, Professor Long’s scholarly approach draws from cultural and intellectual history, as well as social history and cultural anthropology. His dissertation was a study of the Viennese architect and designer Josef Frank. Since that time, he has written extensively on various aspects of Central European modernism. He has also published monographs on several notable Central European émigré architects and designers in the United States.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1993



Josef Frank: Life and Work (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design (Yale University Press, 2007)
The Looshaus (Yale University Press, 2011)
Kem Weber: Designer and Architect (Yale University Press, 2014)
The New Space: Movement and Experience in Viennese Modern Architecture (Yale University Press, 2016)
Essays on Adolf Loos (Prague: Kant, 2019)
Adolf Loos on Trial (Prague: Kant, 2017)
Adolf Loos: The Late Houses/ Poslední domy (Prague: Kant, 2020)
Jock Peters—Architecture and Design: The Varieties of Modernism (New York: Bauer & Dean, 2021)

Christopher Long

Office:  SUT 4.104

  • Central European Architecture and Design
  • Modern Design
  • Architectural Theory
  • History of Architectural Education

History of Central European Architecture: 1648 to present

Modern German Architecture

Methodologies of Architectural History

Loos and Mies

Explorations in World Architectural History

Modern American Design

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