University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


Third edition of Roth’s classic Understanding Architecture adds co-author

A significant new edition of Professor Leland Roth’s Understanding Architecture is due out this month by Westview Press, a division of Perseus Books. The revised edition includes a quadrupling of the number of color plates, new black and white illustrations, and six new essays on each of the major non-Western architectural traditions: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African, Islamic, and the architecture of the Americas.

Emeritus Professor Leland Roth (left) and Amanda Clark (right)


A&AA students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Two students from A&AA are finalists for prestigious international academic honors—one for a Rhodes scholarship and one for a Marshall scholarship. Mika Weinstein, a planning, public policy and management major and biology minor, was chosen as a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship. Maggie Witt, a history of art and architecture and English double major, was named a finalist for the Marshall scholarship.

Mika Weinstein (left) and Maggie Witt


Symposium to consider art forgery

Much debate and perplexity comes from the subject of authenticity in the art world. While an original work of art invariably has more value than a copy, the problem of distinguishing between the two has become especially concerning.

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Guiding Chicago’s public art

Wendy Miller, MA arts management, art history ‘97, recently made the leap from self-employed principal of WM Arts Management in Portland, Oregon, to curator of public art for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). At DCASE, Miller works to enrich the city’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by advancing the goals of the Chicago Cultural Plan. The plan includes numerous citywide initiatives that aim to foster a more robust, healthy arts community where artists, cultural organizations, and creative industries thrive.

Wendy Miller


Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai and Beyond

Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:00 - 4:00 pm Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Lecture Hall Leading scholars and practitioners of contemporary Chinese art, theater, and film discuss exciting cultural developments in Shanghai, China's largest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Find full program details and event poster here:

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