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Edward Dimendberg is awarded both Guggenheim and Getty fellowships

April 5, 2018
Edward Dimendberg is awarded both Guggenheim and Getty fellowships
Edward Dimendberg, professor of humanities and European languages & studies, will use his fellowships to finish writing a book on the history of architectural and urban theoretical approaches to L.A.

Edward Dimendberg, professor of humanities and European languages & studies, has been named a 2018 Guggenheim fellow in architecture planning and design. The prestigious award is one of 173 granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees out of nearly 3,000 applications. Dimendberg’s scholarly work centers on architecture and urbanism. As a Guggenheim fellow, he will complete his book in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where he also received a fellowship, and in January 2019 will teach a graduate seminar on monumentality, the annual theme of the research institute. Dimendberg’s book is not a history of Los Angeles “but a history of the debates about its theoretical possibilities and how architectural and urban theorists approached its potential and promise while reckoning with its imperfections.”