Articles

  • Interview with Renzo Piano, ARTnews, October 2008
  • “Louis Kahn’s Yale Art Museum,” ARTnews, March, 2007
  • “The Landscape Debate in “Arcadia”,” introduction to “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard, Arion Press, San Francisco, 2003
  • Sea Change Where the View Once Ruled (Sea Ranch),” The New York Times, May 31, 2001
  • Architecture’s Swiss Mystic” (Peter Zumthor) The New York Times, January 2, 2000
  • Will the Caged Rock Fly in Napa” (Herzog and de Meuron, Dominus Winery) The New York Times, May 12, 1998
  • “Roth’s Last Novel,” The New Yorker, April 18, 1997
  • “FDR Memorialized,” The Nation, July 12, 1997.
  • “No Garland for Getty Garden,” The San Francisco Examiner, December 20, 1997
  • “History from the Ashes.” (Frank Israel) The New York Times, August 17, 1995
  • “Suisun City Redevelopment.” Architectural Record, June, 1995
  • “Rem Koolhaas: Dramatic Entrances at Euralille.” ARTnews, November, 1995
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Paris.” American Heritage, April 1995
  • Gertrude Jekyll: In Her Own Images.” The New York Times, August 26, 1993.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Prophet With Honor.” The New Republic, June 7, 1993
  • “The San Francisco Downtown Plan.” Architecture California,  Fall, 1990.
  • “Punk Nihilism and the Architecture of Frank Gehry.” The New Criterion, March, 1988
  • “The Eclectic Style: Julia Morgan, Architect.” The Nation, December 5, 1988
  • “Who’s Afraid of James Stirling.” ARTnews, February, 1989
  • “I Am A Whore: Philip Johnson at Eighty.” The New Criterion. December, 1986

Selected Works

On Architecture
The design process of architects Herzog and de Meuron for their award winning de Young Museum. “A fine book about design” --Robert Campbell, Boston Globe
On Historic Gardens
“A richly illustrated history of the garden as shaped and experienced by artists.” --New York Times Book Review
On Writers
Articles on Henry Roth, Tom Stoppard, M. F. K. Fisher, E. M. Forster, Jessica Mitford, Tom Wolfe, Thomas Jefferson, and others.
At Arion Press
Introductory essays to work by Leonard Michaels, Tom Stoppard, Brillat Savarin, and Edith Wharton.