) is a writer on arts and culture, presently at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson. His most recent book, Master of Shadows
, is a political biography of the painter Peter Paul Rubens. His first book, Spalding's World Tour
, was an Editor's Choice selection of the New York Times Book Review
He is Associate American Editor of the Architectural Review. His writing appears regularly in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Before devoting himself to writing full time, he worked for more than a decade as an editor at Princeton Architectural Press, in New York. He lives in Brooklyn.
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