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Stefan Muthesius is a specialist in the 18th to 20th century history of architecture, urban design, and applied arts and design. He taught at UEA from 1968 until his retirement and is an Honorary Professor in the School. He studied at the universities Munich, London (Courtauld Institute of Art), and Marburg, where he received his doctorate.

Among his many publications, The English Terraced House (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982) won the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize, for which his most recent book The Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-century Interior (London: Thames & Hudson, 2009) was also shortlisted. His book Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (New Haven: Yale University Press 1994), written with Miles Glendinning, won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians in 1995. Prof. Muthesius is also the co-author, with Peter Dormer, of Concrete and Open Skies: Architecture at the University of East Anglia 1962-2000 (London: Unicorn Press, 2001), a study of the UEA campus.

An Architectural History of British Multi-storey Housing 1945-1970
Stefan Muthesius / Miles Glendinning

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Areas of Expertise

History of architecture of the last 200 years; history of housing of the last 200 years; history of UEA architecture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities