Spyros Papapetros

Associate Professor of Art and Architectural Theory and Historiography, Princeton University

Spyros Papapetros is Associate Professor of Art and Architectural Theory and Historiography, a member of the executive committees of the Program in European Cultural Studies and the Program in Media and Modernity, and a Behrman Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Princeton University. He studies the intersections between art, architecture, historiography, psychoanalysis, and aesthetics. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Barr Ferree Foundation, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Program. During 2002-2003, he was an associate fellow at the Warburg Institute in London where he researched the unpublished manuscripts of Aby Warburg.

He is the author of On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Artchiture, and the Extension of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and the editor of Space as Membrane by Siegfried Ebeling (Architectural Association Publications, 2010). His essays and reviews have appeared in the journalsOctoberGrey RoomPerspectaRESAA FilesArt Bulletin,Oxford Art JournalJournal for the Society of Architectural Historians, and in numerous edited anthologies. He is also the co-editor of Retracing the Expanded Field, an edited book publication mapping the intersections between architecture and the visual arts during the last three decades (MIT Press, 2014).

He is currently completing a second personal book project under the general title, World Ornament, on the historiography of architectural ornamentation and bodily adornment from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century.

Participant In:

Aby Warburg: Art, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis: Day 2

Sunday, October 13th
9:30 - 4:15PM

Past Event

This two-day symposium explores Warburg’s ideas and their adumbrations, e.g., his preoccupations with – and intuitions about – memory, both in relation to different forms of artistic creation and in anticipation of concepts related to neuroplasticity and neuroesthetics; the significance and fluency of the image – its elliptical and metaphoric functions – and of affect… read more »