History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Clarke, Joseph L. MArch, PhD

Assistant Professor, Modern Architecture (UT St. George)

Email: joseph.clarke@utoronto.ca | Website: http://www.josephlclarke.com

Joseph L. Clarke studies relationships between architectural form, technology, and epistemology from the 18th century to the present.  He is particularly interested in evolving aesthetic models of spatial experience.  His current book project, Reverberation and the Idea of Acoustic Space, explores how acoustic research has influenced the auratic pretensions of European architecture since the eighteenth century.  Clarke is a licensed architect and has worked for Eisenman Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Modern architecture and urbanism
  • German romanticism
  • Sound studies
  • Ph.D (2014) Yale University
  • M.Arch (2006) University of Cincinnati
Selected Publications
  • “Catacoustic Enchantment: The Romantic Conception of Reverberation,” Grey Room 60 (Summer 2015): 36–65.

  • “For a History of Liveness,” Log 33 (Winter 2015): 25–37.

  • “How Not To Be ‘Theatrical’: Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Adolphe Appia, Le Corbusier,” Music in Architecture—Architecture in Music (Austin: Center for American Architecture and Design, 2014), 102–113.

  • “Iannis Xenakis and the Philips Pavilion,” The Journal of Architecture 17:2 (April 2012): 213–229.

  • “Wagnerism Embodied,” Log 23 (Fall 2011): 59–69.

  • “Town and Country: New Urban Housing in China,” Frieze, May 2009: 21–22.

  • “Specters of a Young Earth,” Triple Canopy 4 (December 2008).

  • “Into a Forest of Script: The Unconscious of Algorithms,” Log 12 (Spring/Summer 2008): 116–124.

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