Karla Britton, lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture, is an historian of 20th- and 21st-century architecture and urbanism. Britton earned her master’s degree at Columbia University and her doctorate at Harvard University. A specialist in modernist French architecture and the work of Auguste Perret, her work addresses how modernization has shaped concepts of history, tradition, and the public sphere. Her work also focuses on patterns of religious architecture and sacred space. Her publications include Auguste Perret (2001, London: Phaidon Press); Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff (with Dean Sakamoto, 2005, New Haven: Yale University Press); and the interdisciplinary Constructing the Ineffable: Contemporary Sacred Architecture (2010, New Haven: Yale University Press).
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