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Obituary:  Anthony Douglas King (1931-2022)

by SAH News | Dec 20, 2022

Platform has published a remembrance of Anthony Douglas King by two Platform founders and SAH members: Swati Chattopadhyay and Zeynep Kezer.  Anthony Douglas King was notably influential in the careers of many SAH members, especially in the area of Colonial Architecture and Urbanism.  We have included a short portion of the remembrance below, and a link to the full article, including many photographs.

Anthony D. King, a doyen of colonial urban studies, passed away on Nov 13, 2022, in Bristol, England, at the age of 91. A sociologist-turned-architectural historian-turned-leading theorist of global urbanism, he was the author of six monographs, three edited volumes, and scores of papers. His influence went well beyond the library or the classroom. In an academic career spanning fifty years, he inspired scholars with his wide-ranging contributions to architecture, planning and urban history, and was a de facto mentor of anyone who worked on colonial architecture and urbanism. His publications, translated into German, Korean, Turkish, Arabic, and Japanese, reached audiences around the world. In the book series Architext he edited with Tom Markus for Routledge, he nurtured the work of two generations of scholars and heartened many more to take up studies in this field (Figure 1).

See full article here.

Anthony Douglas King was a member of SAH from 1995 through 2004. 


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