Scenographic New York: Classical Architecture and the Liberal Metropolis. In preparation.


“Socialism and Classicism: Toward a Union?” In progress.

“The Classical Tradition in Architecture: Some Complications.”In progress.

“Architectural Scenography and the Reform of Liberal Citizenship.” In progress.

“Scenes from the Water’s Edge: Classicism and Architectural Scenography at New York Harbor.” Under consideration.

“Scenography and Citizenship: The New York Public Library and Its Urbanism.” Under consideration.

“The Staten Island Civic Center and Architectural Scenography in Greater New York.” In Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism beyond Manhattan. Forthcoming.

“The Destruction of the Willey Family House.” Nineteenth Century, forthcoming.

“Junk Populism and Junk Space.” Forthcoming.

“Shock of the New.” Traditional Building, forthcoming.

The Scenography of Power at Bowling Green.” Gotham, September 27, 2016.

Crisis and Method.” In “A Collegial Response to ‘Whither Connoisseurship.’” Panorama 2, no. 1 (Summer 2016).

Time on Our Side: Toward a Critical Tradition of Classicism.” Traditional Building, April 2016. And “Paul Ranogajec Responds to David Brussat,” May 2016; “Classical Ethos, not Dogma: A Reply to Carroll William Westfall,” June 2016.

Paths to Traditional Architecture Education: How Today’s Architects Learned Their Art.” Traditional Building, February 2016.

Partial Eclipse: Architecture in 19th-Century Art History.” Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art Newsletter 22, no. 2 (Fall 2015).

Published at

William Van Alen, Chrysler Building,” January 2017; 

The Pantheon in Rome,” August 2016; 

Claude Perrault, East Front of the Louvre,” March 2016; 

Carrère & Hastings, The New York Public Library,” May 2015; 

Olmsted and Vaux, Central Park,” May 2015; 

Soufflot, The Panthéon (Church of Ste-Geneviève), Paris,” September 2014.

The Houses of Hyde Park.” Lake Michigan Shore, March-April 2013.

Louise Bourgeois,” “Mary Cassatt,” and “Eva Hesse.” In Encyclopedia of American Women's History, edited by Hasia R. Diner. New York: Facts on File, 2012.

Covert Purposes.” Review of “Scott Covert: ‘The Dead Supreme’” at Edelman Arts, New York. Shore Newsletter, July 2012.

American Domestic Architecture (1900-45),” “Colonial Cities in America,” and “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Domestic Architecture.” In World History Encyclopedia, edited by Alfred J. Andrea and Carolyn Neel. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

Architecture” and “Iron and Steel.” In The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, edited by Christopher G. Bates. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2010; republished by Routledge, 2015.

Revaluing Victorian Art.” Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art Newsletter 16 (Spring 2009).

The Lure of Italy Endures.” Fine Art Connoisseur 4, no. 3 (May 2007).

George Gallo: Making Art with Brushes and Cameras.” Fine Art Connoisseur 3, no. 8 (September-October 2006).

“William and Mary Dressing Table,” “William and Mary High Chest,” and “Federal Sideboard.” In A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts, edited by Maurie D. McInnis. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2005.


Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design, by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers (New York: Knopf, 2016). Reviewed in Gotham, forthcoming 2017.

Jefferson and Palladio: Constructing a New World, edited by Guido Beltramini and Fulvio Lenzo (Milan: Officina Libraria, 2016). Reviewed in Panorama 2, no. 2 (Winter 2016).

Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order: Architectural Theories from Vitruvius to Jefferson and Beyond, by Carroll William Westfall (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2015). Reviewed in Palladiana 10, no. 2 (Spring 2016).

Abbott Miller: Design and Content, by Abbott Miller (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2014). Reviewed in The Designers Review of Books, June 2015.

The Cylinder: Kinematics of the Nineteenth Century, by Helmut Müller-Sievers (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012). Accepted for publication in Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, journal defunct.

Historic Places LA (website). Reviewed in ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews, June 2015.

Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013). Reviewed in The Designers Review of Books, March 2015.

A Logo for London, by David Lawrence (London: Laurence King, 2013). Reviewed in The Designers Review of Books, December 2014.

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland: A History, by Annette Carruthers (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013). Reviewed in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 13, no. 2 (Autumn 2014).

Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design, edited by Marko Ahtisaari and Laura Houseley (Berlin: Gestalten, 2014). Reviewed in The Designers Review of BooksJuly 2014.

American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture, by Alice T. Friedman (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010). Reviewed in Planning Perspectives 27, no. 1 (January 2012).

Great Public Squares: An Architects Selection, by Robert F. Gatje (New York: Norton, 2010). Reviewed in ARLIS/NA Reviews (Aug.-September 2010).

Designing the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today, edited by Penny Sparke, et al. (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2009). Reviewed in Southwest Journal of Cultures, July 2010.

The Sweet Smell of Home: The Life and Art of Leonard F. Chana, by Leonard F. Chana, Susan Lobo, and Barbara Chana (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009). Reviewed in Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources, December 2009. (Website defunct).

Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture, by Cammy Brothers (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008). Reviewed in Italian Culture 27, no. 2 (September 2009).


Letter supporting interior landmark designation of the New York Public Library, April 2017.

Bookshelf: Paul A. Ranogajec.” Art Journal Open, October 28, 2015.

Letter to the editor: “Staten Island’s Civic Center Needs Repairs.” Staten Island Advance, March 18, 2015.

Two maps in Kevin D. Murphy, Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine: Commerce, Culture, and Community on the Eastern Frontier (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010), 8-9.

“The Federal Presence: U.S. Mint Buildings across the Nation.” Exhibition at the U.S. Treasury Building and the Treasury Curator’s website, August 2004.

Building upon Montpelier’s Civic Realm.” Masterplan and prospectus. University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, 2002.

Talking Peace: An Interview with Colman McCarthy.” Common Sense, May 2002.

Brief, informal book reviews at LibraryThing.