The Metropolis as Crucible


During the 1992/1993 year, scholars whose work explores the metropolitan experience and its impact on culture in its many social, literary, industrial, and visual aspects were invited to the Research Institute. The fields of study represented included art, architecture, ethnic studies, literature, philosophy and film.

Getty Scholars


Thomas Bender, New York University, Urban History (19th-20th c.)

Adolf Borbein, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Classical Archaeology

Jean-Louis Cohen, Ecole d'Architecture, Paris-Villemin, France, Architectural History

Marco de Michelis, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy, Architectural History

Klaus Herding, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, Art History

George Lipsitz, University of California, San Diego, U.S. History

Margaret Nesbit, Vassar College, Modern Art History

Stanislaus von Moos, Universität Zürich, Switzerland, Modern Architectural History

Irving Wohlfarth, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, Literature/Philosophy

Christa Wolf, Berlin, Germany, Writer

Gwendolyn Wright, Columbia University, Urban and Architectural History

Visiting Scholars


Valentina Anker, Musée d'Art et d'Historie, Switzerland, Art History

Stéphane Breton, Paris, France, Anthropology and Aesthetics (New Guinea)

Riva Castleman, Museum of Modern Art, Art History

Maria Luisa Catoni, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy, Art History (Greek and Roman)

Javier Cenicacelaya, Bilbao, Spain, Architect

André Corboz, Eidgenössiche Technische Hoschule Zürich, Switzerland, Art History

Mark Goodman, University of Texas, Austin, Documentary Photography

Robert Hullot-Kentor, Stanford University, Comparative Literature (19th-20th c.)

Ekkehard Kaemmerling, Hungen, Germany, Artist/Art History

Julian Kliemann, Graefelfing, Germany, Art History

Rem Koolhaus, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Architect

György Ligeti, Hamburg, Germany, Composer

Jennie Livingston, New York, Filmmaker

Bruce Mau, Bruce Mau Design Inc., Canada, Design

Robbie McCauley, New York, Performance Artist

Martin Roth, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany, Anthropology/History

Iñigo Saloñ, Bilbao, Spain, Architectural History

Michael Zimmerman, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Germany, Art History (19th-20th c.)

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellows


Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Brandeis University, European Cultural History

Patricia Morton, Princeton University, Architectural History

Katherine Rudolph, The Johns Hopkins University, Comparative Literature

Lisa Tiersten, Yale University, Modern European History

Michael Wintroub, University of California, Los Angeles, Early Modern European History

Research Associate


Nicholas Largier, Universität Zürich, Switzerland, Literature