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Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Alberto Pérez-Gómez is an architectural historian and is also known as a theorist and a promoter of phenomenology. Born December 24, 1949 in Mexico City, Mexico, he graduated as an engineer and architect from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and pursued graduate studies in the history and theory of architecture at the University of Essex where he received his Master of Arts in 1975 and Ph.D. in 1979. In 1984, he won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for his book Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science. He has taught and lectured at various schools of architecture around the world and was director of the Carleton University School of Architecture from 1983 to 1986. Currently, he chairs the History and Theory of Architecture program at the McGill University School of Architecture, where he is the Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor in History and Theory of Architecture and the Director of Post-Professional programs. Together with Stephen Parcell, he is editor of the book series CHORA: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture. He has also published poetry in Spanish.


  • Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science (1983) ISBN 0262160919
  • Polyphilo, or, The Dark Forest Revisited : an Erotic Epiphany of Architecture (1992) ISBN 0262660903
  • Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge with Louise Pelletier (2003) ISBN 0262161699
  • Anamorphosis (1997) ISBN 0773514503
  • Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics (2006) ISBN 0262162385

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