Eduard Franz Sekler, 96

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:32 in Mathematics & Economics

At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 2, 2023, the following tribute to the life and service of the late Eduard Franz Sekler was spread upon the permanent records of the Faculty. In 1953, after receiving his architectural degree in his native city of Vienna and his Ph.D. in art history from the University of London’s Warburg Institute, Eduard Sekler came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. Based at the Fogg Museum, he studied schools of design that brought him into contact with such architects and designers as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Mies van der Rohe. Two years later, in 1955, the architect and dean Josep Lluís Sert invited him to join the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. From his first book on Christopher Wren, Professor Sekler proved himself to be a distinguished historian of architecture. For...

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