Christopher Pearson

Dr. Pearson is a faculty member in the Art History Department at Capilano University in North Vancouver. He specializes in the art, architecture and visual culture of the modern period, with additional interests in the art of the 18th century.

After graduating from UBC with a BA in fine arts and art history, he went on to earn an MA from the Courtauld Institute in London and a PhD from Stanford University with a dissertation on the architect Le Corbusier.

Dr. Pearson has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at many different universities around western North America, including the University of California Davis, Arizona State University, the University of Oregon, and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas). He was a founding faculty member of Quest University in British Columbia, and presently teaches at Capilano University. His most recent book is Designing UNESCO: Art, Architecture and International Politics at Mid-Century.

Previously taught

  • The Age of Neoclassicism: Art, Architecture and Design (55+)   PLUS341
  • Neglected Geniuses, Forgotten Innovators—Eileen Gray: Design for Modern Life   AHCP279
  • Revisiting the 1960s–Questioning Modernism: Architectural Revolutions of the 1960s   AHCP276
  • The Elements of Art: An Introduction to Formal Analysis (55+)   PLUS251

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