Search - List of Books by Ada Louise Huxtable

"Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station." -- Ada Louise Huxtable
Ada Louise (Landman) Huxtable (b. March 14, 1921, in New York, NY) is an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for "distinguished criticism during 1969".

Her father, Michael Landman, was co-author (with his brother, Rabbi Isaac Landman) of the play "A Man of Honor."

Ada Louise Landman received an A. B. (magna cum laude) from Hunter College, CUNY in 1941. In 1942, she married industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable, and continued graduate study at New York University from 1942-50. She served as Curatorial Assistant for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1946-50. She was a contributing editor to Progressive Architecture and Art in America from 1950-63 before being named the first architecture critic at The New York Times, a post she held from 1963-82. She has received grants from the Graham Foundation for a number of projects, including the book "Will They Ever Finish Bruckner Boulevard?".

She is currently the architecture critic for The Wall Street Journal.

John Costonis, writing of how public aesthetics is shaped, used her as a prime example of an influential media critic, remarking that "the continuing barrage fired from [her] Sunday column... had New York developers, politicians, and bureaucrats, ducking for years." He reproduces a cartoon in which construction workers, at the base of a building site with a foundation and a few girders lament that "Ada Louise Huxtable already doesn't like it!" (Costonis,1989)

Carter Wiseman writes, "Huxtable's insistence on intellectual rigor and high design standards made her the conscience of the national architectural community." (Wiseman, 2000)

She has written over ten books on architecture, including a 2004 biography of Frank Lloyd Wright for the Penguin Lives series.

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Total Books: 24
On Architecture Collected Reflections on a Century of Change
2010 - On Architecture Collected Reflections on a Century of Change (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802717672
ISBN-10: 0802717675
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Frank Lloyd Wright A Life
2008 - Frank Lloyd Wright a Life [Penguin Lives] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143114291
ISBN-10: 0143114298
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Frank Lloyd Wright
2005 - Frank Lloyd Wright [Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786271818
ISBN-10: 0786271817
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Unreal America Architecture and Illusion
1999 - The Unreal America Architecture and Illusion (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565844278
ISBN-10: 1565844270
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Making Architecture The Getty Center
1997 - Making Architecture the Getty Center (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780892364633
ISBN-10: 0892364637
Genres: Arts & Photography, Engineering & Transportation
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Unreal America Architecture and Illusion
1997 - Unreal America Architecture and Illusion (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565840553
ISBN-10: 1565840550
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered The Search for a Skyscraper Style
Will They Ever Finish Bruckner Boulevard
1989 - Will They Ever Finish Bruckner Boulevard (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780520062054
ISBN-10: 0520062051
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Kicked a Building Lately
1989 - Kicked a Building Lately (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520062078
ISBN-10: 0520062078
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Architecture Anyone Cautionary Tales of the Building Art
1988 - Architecture Anyone Cautionary Tales of the Building Art [United States and Canadian Rights] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520061958
ISBN-10: 0520061950
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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ARCHITECTURE ANYONE
1986 - Architecture Anyone (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394529097
ISBN-10: 039452909X
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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TALL BUILDING ARTISTICALLY REC
1986 - Tall Building Artistically Rec (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394741543
ISBN-10: 0394741544
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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1986 - Zeit Fr Wolkenkratzer [German Edition] (Paperback)
Goodbye history hello hamburger An anthology of architectural delights and disasters
1986 - Goodbye History Hello Hamburger an Anthology of Architectural Delights and Disasters [Landmark reprint series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780891331193
ISBN-10: 0891331190
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Pier Luigi Nervi
Pier Luigi Nervi [Masters of World Architecture] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780807602232
ISBN-10: 080760223X
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Built in the USA American Buildings from Airports to Zoos
Built in the Usa American Buildings From Airports to Zoos [Building watchers series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780891331186
ISBN-10: 0891331182
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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El rascacielos La busqueda de un estilo
El Rascacielos La Busqueda De Un Estilo (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788486763022
ISBN-10: 8486763029
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Inventing Reality Architectural Themes and Variations