Colin Rowe, architectural historian and teacher, was born in 1920 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. He began studies at the Liverpool School of Architecture, then left to join the British infantry in 1942. After World War II he studied at the Warburg Institute in London, where he completed requirements for a master's degree in the history of art. After arriving in the U. S. in 1952, he studied briefly at Yale, worked in California, and taught at the University of Texas in Austin. After teaching for a short time at Cornell, he completed a master of architecture degree at Cambridge University in 1958. He became a full-time faculty member at Cornell in 1962 and continued until 1990. In 1985 he became the Andrew Dickson White Professor of Architecture, a position he held that position until he retired in 1990. After moving to Washington, D.C. in 1994 he was associated with the Program in Architecture at the University of Maryland, College Park. Professor Rowe was author of many scholarly articles and books, won awards for outstanding teaching, and was honored as "one of modern architecture's most consistent and inspired critics," as well as for his contributions to modern architectural theory.
From the description of Colin Rowe papers, 1993-1996. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 179686336
d. November 5, 1999.
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