Simon Texier is Professor of Contemporary Art History at l’université de Picardie Jules-Verne. He completed a dissertation in 1998 on the architect Georges-Henri Pingusson (1894-1978), which he drew on for two books published in 2006 and 2012. He also specializes in the architecture and urban planning of Paris, which he has explored through numerous exhibitions and collective books, as well as three synthetic volumes: Paris contemporain (Paris: Parigramme, 2005); Paris. Grammaire de l’architecture, xxe-xxie siècle (Paris: Parigramme, 2007); and Paris. Panorama de l’architecture, de l’Antiquité à nos jours (Paris: Parigramme, 2012). Since 2006 he has taught at l’École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville. He published Une histoire de l’architecture des xxe et xxie siècles (Beaux-Arts Éditions) in 2015, and an essay on the city of Abu Dhabi (B2) in 2016. He also manages the “Carnets d’architectes” and “Carnets d’architecture” collections at the Éditions du patrimoine.