Geert Bekaert was born in 1928, and died on 2016.
He was a Belgian architectural critic and writer on art and design.
Geert was one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the Dutch language of the late 20th-century.
When he was younger, he was for some years a member of the Society of Jesus.
His collected essays were published in nine volumes, 1985–2012.
His selection of his essays has been published in English translation under the title Rooted in the Real (Ghent, 2008).
During 2006 Ghent University acquired his library for its Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
Geert Bekaert passed away in 2016.