Dr. Malka Simon


About Dr. Malka Simon

Dr. Malka Simon holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in art history. She specializes in 19th- and 20th-century architecture and urban development of the United States, with a particular focus on New York City. Her most recent work addresses the role of industrial architecture in shaping urban landscapes. She is a Lecturer in the Art Department at Brooklyn College.


Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, 1929 (photo: Renato Saboya, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
This house, which emphasized leisure time and fresh air, was Le Corbusier’s own personal Parthenon.

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye


Lee Lawrie, Wisdom (center), with Light (right) and Sound (left), 1933, painted and gilded limestone, glass (photo: Terry Robinson, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Word to the wise: don’t put an anti-capitalist mural in a building owned by millionaires unless you want it trashed.

Rockefeller Center