Charles Rosenblum is a historian and critic of the built environment and visual arts. A graduate of Yale University, Rosenblum has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, for whom he wrote the dissertation, “Henry Hornbostel: Progressive and Traditional Design in the American Beaux Arts Movement” with support from a Henry Luce Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.
Rosenblum has taught history and theory in the Schools of Art and Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as in the School of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting critic at Syracuse University and Penn State University.
He has written regular architectural criticism for the Pittsburgh City Paper for which he won consecutive awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers’ Association. His writing has also appeared in publications including Architectural Record, Architectural Review, the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly, Preservation and Texas Architect. He has published essays in books including Henry Hornbostel: An Architect’s Master Touch published by The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and Roberts-Rinehart, Icons of Architecture published by Prestel Verlag, and Invisible Giants published by Oxford University Press.
Charles Rosenblum recently worked with American Ark Films and New Perspective Productions on a documentary on the architecture of Henry Hornbostel, which aired on public television in 2013.