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Charles Rosenblum is a journalist, critic, and scholar writing about architecture, art and other facets of visual culture.  He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, with a dissertation on the architecture of Henry Hornbostel.  


Charles taught in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon for nineteen years. He has also taught the history of art at CMU and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pittsburgh, he taught a course on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the subject of his master's thesis.  


He is an architecture critic who has written regularly for the Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Quarterly. His work has also appeared in national publications including Architectural Record, The Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly, The New Art Examiner, Public Art Review and Preservation. He has contributed multiple articles to Constructs, the newsletter of the Yale School of Architecture. His essays have been published in several books, including Henry Hornbostel: An Architect’s Master Touch, published by Roberts Rinehart; Invisible Giants, published by the Oxford University Press; and Icons of Architecture: The Twentieth Century, published by Prestel-Verlag. At Carnegie Mellon, he was twice editor of Span, the newsletter of the School of Architecture.


As a business and professional writer, Charles has worked for firms including William McDonough + Partners of Charlottesville, VA and Cesar Pelli & Associates (now Pelli Clarke Pelli) of New Haven, CT.  His work was instrumental in bringing awards and new commission to those firms.


Charles was seen on public television in the documentary Henry Hornbostel in Architecture and Legacy, which has aired on WQED-TV and in the Napa Valley Film Festival. He was both an on-camera expert and an Associate Producer for the work. 

Charles L. Rosenblum

Journalist, Critic, Scholar

Architecture, Built Environment, Visual Arts

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