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Wolf Von Eckardt

Wolf Von Eckardt, German, American design critic, educator. Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II; Honorary member American Institute of Architects; member American Institute Graphic Arts (president Washington chapter 1962-1965), Society Architectural Historians.

Background

  • Eckardt, Wolf Von was born on March 6, 1918 in Berlin, Germany. Came to United States, 1936, naturalized, 1943. Son of Hans Felix and Gertrude (Lederer) Eckardt.

  • Education

    • Student, New School Social Research, 1938. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), The Maryland Institute, 1983.

    Career

    • Information officer Department State, Washington, 1945-1953. Free-lance public information specialist, 1953-1959. Director public information American Institute of Architects, 1959-1963.

      Architecture critic Washington Post, 1963-1981. Design critic Time magazine, 1981-1985. Guest professor department city and regional planning Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1986.

      Albert A. Levin professor urban studies public service College Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, 1978-1980. Lecturer Harvard University, 1966, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.

    Works

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Honorary member American Institute of Architects. Member American Institute Graphic Arts (president Washington chapter 1962-1965), Society Architectural Historians.

    Connections

    • Married Marianne Horney, June 28, 1941 (divorced). Children: Barbara, Marina Von Eckardt Gilman. Married Nina ffrench-frazier, February 14, 1987.
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    Born March 6, 1918
    Died August 27, 1995
    (aged 77)
    • 1938
      New School Social Research
    • 1983
      The Maryland Institute
    • 1945 - 1953
      Information officer, Department State
      Washington, United States
    • 1953 - 1959
      free-lance public information specialist
    • 1959 - 1963
      director, public information American Institute of Architects
    • 1963 - 1981
      architect, ure critic Washington Post
    • 1981 - 1985
      design critic Time magazine
    • 1986
      guest professor, department city and regional planning Cornell University
      Ithaca, New York, United States