Professor of Art History
Ph.D. 1965, M.A. 1960, NYU Institute of Fine Arts; B.A. 1957, Smith College (all: art and architectural history).
Areas of Research/Interest:
20th century architecture and planning; 15th century painting.
Society of Architectural Historians, (President, 1984-86); College Art Association; Int'l Center of Medieval Art; Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records, (President, 1975-80); World Monuments Fund-Jewish Heritage Council 1995-99; MacDowell Colony (Board Member, 1989-); Urban History Association; International Survey of Jewish Monuments (Vice-President, 1985-95)
Phi Beta Kappa; American Council of Learned Societies, 1981; Meiss Publication Award, College Art Association, 1985; National Jewish Book Award, 1986; Merit of Distinction, International Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987; Golden Dozen Teaching Award, NYU, 1990; Brunner Research Award, American Institute of Architects, NYC chapter, 1990; National Endowment for the Arts, 1993; Senior Fulbright Scholar; (2005-10), Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award/College Art Association, 2004
Publications:Contemporary Native American Architecture: Cultural Regeneration and Creativity. 1996.
Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore. Owings & Merrill. 1988.
Synagogues of Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning. 1985. Rev. ed., 1996.
Rockefeller Center. 1978.
Vitruvius, 'De Architectura' Nachdruck der kommentierten...Ausgabe von Cesare Cesariano. Munich. 1969.
Seventy-eight Vitruvius Manuscripts. J. Warburg & Courtauld Institutes. 30. 1970.