School of Architecture Professor Gets Fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy

AUSTIN, Texas—Anthony Alofsin, professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, is one of 50 artists and scholars worldwide to receive a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy.

Alofsin will work for a month at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities outside Genoa, Italy, during fall 2007.

In order to be considered for the fellowship, applicants had to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines. Applicants submitted a description of the project they intended to pursue while in Bogliasco, with the expectation that projects will lead to the completion of artistic, literary, or scholarly works, followed by publication, performance, exhibition or other public presentation.

Alfosin chose to do a series of essays that range from the idea of organic architecture to questions of cultural history and identity in Central Europe.

"Anthony has contributed tremendously to the history of architecture through his major works on Frank Lloyd Wright and his previous works on Central Europe," said Fritz Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture. "I am delighted that Professor Alofsin has received a Bogliasco Fellowship to further his research."

Alofsin is an architect, art historian, author and exhibition curator. As recipient of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Wright Spirit Award in 2006, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on Frank Lloyd Wright. He is also a specialist in modern architecture. In 2006 he was named a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony and he is a national board member of the Society of Architectural Historians. He recently published "When Buildings Speak: Architecture as Language in the Habsburg Empire and its Aftermath, 1867-1933."

For more information contact: Amy Maverick Crossette, School of Architecture, 512-573-1078.