Alberto Pérez-Gómez


Alberto Pérez-Gómez is the Bronfman Professor of Architectural History at McGill University, where he has been teaching since 1987. His research takes as its core the phenomenological and embodied experience of architecture, and investigates its performative and narrative aspects. His books include Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science (MIT Press, 1983), Polyphilo or The Dark Forest Revisited (1992), Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge (with Louise Pelletier, 1997), and most recently, Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics (2006), which examines points of convergence between ethics and poetics in architectural history and philosophy. Perez-Gomez is also co-editor (with Stephen Parcell) of a book series entitled Chora: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture. The seventh volume is planned for 2013.