Obituary: Anthony Vidler (1941–2023)

Oct 26, 2023 by Daniel Roche (The Architect's Newspaper)

Anthony Vidler—the Essex, England–born architect, historian, and professor renowned for his erudition and passion for teaching—died on October 20 at the age of 82. News of his passing was confirmed by Princeton University School of Architecture (SoA) where he was a faculty member between 1965 and 1993.

“Tony transformed the discipline of architecture during his time at Princeton,” said Mónica Ponce de León, dean of the Princeton School of Architecture. “He was an integral figure in the history of the school. His legacy is present today and will continue for decades to come. We were fortunate that he had returned to teaching at Princeton and that new generations of SoA graduates and undergraduates students got to know him. This is a huge loss to the field of architecture, the world of ideas, and for our school.”

Read the full obituary, including images here.

Anthony Vidler joined SAH in 1989. He was awarded the 1990 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award and the 2013 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award.