Jean-François Lejeune

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University of Miami School Of Architecture

Jean-François Lejeune received his Diploma in Architecture from the Université of Liège (Belgium) and his Ph.D. from TU Delft (The Netherlands). He is a Professor of architecture, urban design, and history at the University of Miami School of Architecture. His research ranges from Latin American architecture and urbanism to twentieth century Vernacular Modernism in Spain and Italy. His publications include among others the three issues of The New City (Princeton Architectural Press, 1991, 1994, 1996), The Making of Miami Beach 1933-1942 ((Rizzoli, 2001), Cruelty and Utopia: Cities and Landscapes of Latin America (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005, CICA Award for Best Architecture Catalogue), Sitte, Hegemann, and the Metropolis (Routledge, 2009), and Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities (Routledge, 2010, commended for the 2011 CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award). He curated exhibitions in Brussels and Miami, and published essays in various exhibition catalogues and books. He is a founder of DoCOMOMO-US/Florida and was an Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 2007.

Last publications
Lejeune, Jean-François, Rural Utopia and Water Urbanism—The Modern Village in Franco’s Spain (Berlin: DOM Publishers, 2021)

Lejeune, Jean-François and Victor Deupi, Cuban Modernism—Mid-Century Architecture
(Berlin: Birkhäuser, 2021)

Lejeune, Jean-François, “Das lange Zeit vergessene Werk der Binnenkolonisation, in Harald Bodenschatz, Max Welch Guerra, Piero Sassi (eds.), Städtebau als Kreuzzug Francos  (Berlin: DOM Publishers, 2021), pp. 228-279                                                        

Lejeune, Jean-François, “Sabaudia: Foundation, Growth and Critical memory in the Last Italian City,”in Isabelle Gournay and Mary Sies (eds.), The Heritage of Iconic Planned Communities:
The Challenges of Change
(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), pp. 317-340       

Lejeune, Jean-François and Victor Deupi, “Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation”in Jorge Duany (ed.), Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2019), pp. 109-130

Jean-François Lejeune
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