National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Barry Perlus

Affiliation: Cornell University

Barry Perlus is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, and Associate Dean of the College of
Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. He has been teaching courses in photography at the
undergraduate and graduate level since 1984. His educational background includes an MFA from Ohio
University, and BA Undergraduate Scholar from Case Western Reserve University.

His artistic practice employs photography and digital imaging, with interests in light, space, and perspective.  Since 2001 he has been working with wide-angle and panoramic photography as a departure from conventional pictorial space. He is recognized for his project The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh, a multimedia website about India’s 18th century astronomy observatories:

Dr. Perlus is the AIA Webster Lecturer for 2015/2016.

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