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  1. Alexis de Tocqueville, Urban Critic
    City Journal, Summer 1993, pp. 96-99
  2. Architecture: Sounds as Good as It Looks
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1996, pp. 108-112
  3. Bauhaus Blunders
    The Public Interest, Fall 1993, pp. 82-90
  4. City Life (1995)
    Urban Expectations in a New World
    3 Reviews
  5. A Clearing in the Distance (1999)
    Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century
    4 Reviews
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    Collapsing Modernism (2 Reviews)
    The Details of Modern Architecture, Vol. I, by Edward R. Ford
    1. The Details of Modern Architecture, Vol. I by Edward R. Ford
    2. Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade by Vincent Scully
    The New York Review of Books, February 13, 1992, pp. 12-15
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    Design for Living (Review)
    Engineers of Dreams, by Henry Petroski
    1. Engineers of Dreams by Henry Petroski
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 1995, pp. 12-15
  8. Arts and Leisure
    Design: A Good Public Building
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1992, pp. 84-87
  9. Current Books
    Farewell to Modernism (Review)
    The Oral History of Modern Architecture, by John Peter
    1. The Oral History of Modern Architecture by John Peter
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1995, pp. 80-82
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    The Fifth City (Review)
    A Prayer for the City, by Buzz Bissinger
    1. A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger
    The New York Review of Books, February 5, 1998, pp. 12-14
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    Genius in Concrete (Review)
    Ove Arup, by Peter Jones
    1. Ove Arup by Peter Jones
    The New York Review of Books, May 10, 2007, pp. 34-36
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    Getting Away from It All (5 Reviews)
    The Villa, by James S. Ackerman
    1. The Villa by James S. Ackerman
    2. The Architect and the American Country House, 1890-1940 by Mark Alan Hewitt
    3. The American Country House by Roger W. Moss
    4. The American Country House by Clive Aslet
    5. Wheel Estate by Allan D. Wallis
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1990, pp. 24-28
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    Good Housekeeping (Review)
    Culture and Comfort, by Katherine C. Grier
    1. Culture and Comfort by Katherine C. Grier
    The New York Review of Books, November 9, 1989, pp. 35-37
  14. Home: A Short History of an Idea (1986)
    5 Reviews
  15. How to Build a Suburb
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, pp. 114-126
  16. How to Save our Shrinking Cities
    The Public Interest, Spring 1999, pp. 30-44
  17. Living Smaller
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1991, pp. 64-68
  18. Looking Around (1993)
    A Journey Through Architecture
    1 Review
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    Losers (Review)
    The New American Ghetto, by Camilo Jose Vergara
    1. The New American Ghetto by Camilo Jose Vergara
    The New York Review of Books, October 31, 1996, pp. 34-45
  20. The Most Beautiful House in the World (1989)
    2 Reviews
  21. My Two Polish Grandfathers (2009)
    And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life
    1 Review
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    Mysteries of the Mall (Review)
    A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time, by John Brinckerhoff Jackson
    1. A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time by John Brinckerhoff Jackson
    The New York Review of Books, July 14, 1994, pp. 31-33
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    The Mystery of Cities (3 Reviews)
    The City Shaped, by Spiro Kostof
    1. The City Shaped by Spiro Kostof
    2. The City Assembled by Spiro Kostof
    3. Cities without Suburbs by David Rusk
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 1993, pp. 13-16
  24. The New Downtowns
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1993, pp. 98-106
  25. Notes & Dispatches
    A Brand-New Olmsted
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 2001, pp. 26-27
  26. One Good Turn (2000)
    A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
  27. Our Far-Flung Correspondents: Tomorrowland
    Hell, it turns out, is not the town that Disney is building
    The New Yorker, July 22, 1996, pp. 36-39
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    Pale Fire (Review)
    Disfiguring, by Mark C. Taylor
    1. Disfiguring by Mark C. Taylor
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 1992, pp. 43-46
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    Partner in the Park (Review)
    Country, Park, and City, by Francis R. Kowsky
    1. Country, Park, and City by Francis R. Kowsky
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1998, pp. 37-39
  30. Pursuits & Retreats
    Architecture:The Bilbao Effect
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 2002, pp. 138-143
  31. Readings
    A Genealogy of the Chair
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1986, pp. 28-29
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    Should Suburbs Be Designed? (Review)
    Making a Middle Landscape, by Peter G. Rowe
    1. Making a Middle Landscape by Peter G. Rowe
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1992, pp. 109-111
  33. Society: Downsizing Cities
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1995, pp. 36-47
  34. Technology
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 2009, pp. 34-36
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    This New House (Review)
    A Place of My Own, by Michael Pollan
    1. A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1997, pp. 23-25
  36. This Old House
    The rise of family values architecture
    The New Republic, May 8, 1995, pp. 14-15
  37. Urban Planning: Moving the Bell
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1998, pp. 28-33
  38. Waiting for the Weekend
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1991, pp. 35-52
  39. Waiting for the Weekend (1991)
  40. The Weekend House: Designs for Escape
    Getting away from it all usually isn't what we mean
    The New Yorker, October 16, 1995, pp. 160-162
  41. Why We Need Olmsted Again
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1999, pp. 15-21
  42. Why Wright Endures
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1994, pp. 36-45
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