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Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers is a Course Tutor on the IHR's MA in Garden and Landscape History

Alan is an expert in twentieth-century architectural history with a specialism in British and European modernism.

Alan's teaching and research

Alan is an architectural and cultural historian who teaches at the New York University in London, the London School of Architecture, and the University of Kent. Between 1999 and 2012 he was Professor of Architectural and Cultural History at Greenwich University. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Alan is a very widely published author on twentieth-century art and design. His most recent book is Bauhaus Goes West (Thames and Hudson, 2019), which tells the story of the Bauhaus émigrés in the years following the school’s closure in 1933 and the countries to which they moved, focusing in particular on Britain. Previous publications include studies of Eric Ravilious and Enid Marx.