Professor, department of Architecture at Barnard College, Columbia University
Ralph Ghoche is an historian of architecture and urbanism. His work is focused on nineteenth-century French architecture and its relationship to theories of ornament, archeology and aesthetics. He holds professional and post-professional degrees in architecture from McGill University and a PhD in architectural history and theory from Columbia University. Ghoche’s recent publications include “Dans l’atelier de Simon-Claude Constant-Dufeux,” in Jules Bourgoin (1838-1908): Architecture, mathématiques, ornement (Picard, 2015) and “Zola’s Volatile Utopia,” in the Journal of Architectural Education (Spring 2013). He teaches in the Department of Architecture at Barnard College, Columbia University.