Jean-Louis Cohen is the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of the Fine Arts at New York University. Trained as an architect and historian in Paris, Cohen has taught in Europe and North America. From 1998 to 2003 he directed the Institut francais d'architecture and since 1999 the Musee des Monuments Francais. Cohen's research activity has cheifly focused on twentieth-century architecture and urban planning. In particular, he has studied German and Soviet architectural cultures, colonial situations in North Africa and interpreted extensively Le Corbusier's work and Paris planning history He has been a curator for numerous exhibitions in Europe and North America. His research has focused on twentieth-century architecture and urban planning in France, Russia, Germany, and North Africa, resulting in numerous exhibitions and publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of a number of books on Le Corbusier, the most recent being Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes as well as many other books including Casablanca, Colonial Myths and Architectural Ventures and Above Paris.