December - December 1999
Renata Holod is professor of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania and curator of the Near Eastern section at the University Museum. She has done archaeological and architectural fieldwork in Syria, Iran, Morocco, Central Asia, and Turkey, and is currently directing an archaeological survey and settlement study project in Tunisia. She has co-authored and edited the following works: City in the Desert, Architecture and Community: Building in the Islamic World Today and Modern Turkish Architecture, and has also contributed to volumes on Timurid Architecture of Iran and Central Asia, and on the art of Andalusia (Islamic Spain). Her newest work, undertaken, in part, at the Clark, is The Mosque and the Modern World: Clients, Designs and Processes Since 1950.