Michael J. Lewis teaches American art at Williams College and reviews architecture for The Wall Street Journal. His latest book is Philadelphia Builds: Essays on Architecture (Paul Dry Books).
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Features February 2023
Saarinen & starchitecture
A review of When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect by Eva Hagber.
Reflections June 2021
The cooling of John le Carré
On the British spy novelist.
Features December 2020
Stanford White’s surfaces
On the New York architect’s attention to detail.
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Oct 31, 2016
The Genius of Winding Paths
The achievement of Frederick Law Olmsted is so stupendous that one cannot stand far enough back to take it all in.
January 12, 2018
Michael J. Lewis and James Panero discuss “Vincent Joseph Scully, 1920–2017”
Michael J. Lewis and James Panero discuss the life and work of Vincent Joseph Scully, 1920–2017. An obituary by Lewis appeared in The New Criterion’s January 2018 issue.
October 03, 2017
The architect of the Reich (audio article)
On the architectural horror of Albert Speer.