Professor da Costa Meyer teaches modern architecture from the late eighteenth century to the present. She is completing a book on urban change and social history in nineteenth-century Paris. Her published work has focused on issues of the interface between architecture and the others arts, and on the formal and theoretical issues informing architecture of the last decade.
Recent publications include a catalogue of the drawings of Frank Gehry, articles on the politics of the Gesamtkunstwerk (Tate Liverpool, 2008) and Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (“Speak, Memory,” Artforum (January 2006); “Schoenberg’s Echo: the Composer as Painter,” in Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider, Esther da Costa Meyer and Fred Wasserman eds. (London: Scala, 2003); “Simulated Domesticities: Charlotte Perriand before Le Corbusier,” in Charlotte Perriand, Mary McLeod ed. (New York: Abrams, 2003).