Timothy Hyde is an architectural historian whose research focuses on intersections of architecture and politics. His writings, ranging from a genealogy of mat-building, to a précis of the work of John Johansen, to an explication of Reyner Banham’s concept of the gizmo, have appeared in a number of journals including Log, Praxis, and Thresholds. Hyde is currently pursuing an extended study of entanglements between architecture and law, research that includes his book, Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959; his essay, ‘Some Evidence of Libel, Criticism, and Publicity in the Architectural Career of Sir John Soane,’ published in Perspecta; and a new project on the aesthetic debates about ugliness in Great Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is a founding member of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative and is one of the editors of the first Aggregate book, Governing by Design.

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