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Paul V. Turner

Paul V. Turner

Emeriti
Professor Emeritus
Art History

About

Paul V. Turner was trained as both an architect and an art historian.  He taught the history of architecture at Stanford from 1971 to 2006, offering a broad range of courses to undergraduates and graduate students, from a survey of world architecture to courses on Baroque, 19th- and 20th-century European and American architecture and urbanism, and seminars on various subjects.  His publications include works on the architects Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Ramée, and the history of the American campus.  (His book Campus, An American Planning Tradition, won the Society of Architectural Historians' Hitchcock Prize, for the best book on architecture in the year 1984.)  Following the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, which seriously damaged Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House, on the Stanford campus, Turner chaired a university committee which oversaw the complicated process of restoring the house.  This experience increased his long-held interest in Wright, and he now has completed a book on the architect's work in the Bay Area, entitled Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco.