Race in the 19th Century

Week 17 Race in the 19th Century

Curated by Martin Bressani and Ralph Ghoche

November 06, 2020

Required readings

E-E Viollet-le-Duc, Lecture at the Sorbonne given on 4 February 1867, published in the Gazette des architectes et du bâtiment in 1866.

E-E Viollet-le-Duc, Archival notes written by Viollet-le-Duc explaining two successive versions of an (unbuilt) design for a commemorative monument to the French colony of Algeria. Dated February 1864. From « Correspondance et rapports, 1863-64 », doc. 146 et suivant. Fonds Viollet-le-Duc, Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris.

Ralph Ghoche, “Erasing the Ketchaoua Mosque. Catholicism, assimilation, and civic identity in France and Algeria,” In Neocolonialism and Built Heritage. Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe, edited by Daniel E. Coslett, 87-105, London and New York: Routledge.

Further readings

Irene Cheng, “Structural Racialism in Modern Architectural Theory,” In Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present, edited by Irene Cheng, Charles L. Davis II, Mabel O. Wilson, 134-152, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.

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