Category Archives: Writing

Pilgrimage to Rhyolite

Many thanks to the Forum organized by YSOA and Yale History of Art Ph.D. students for the invitation to talk Ghost Town.  Your responses that followed made the talk for me and I look forward to more with this generous

Pilgrimage to Rhyolite

Many thanks to the Forum organized by YSOA and Yale History of Art Ph.D. students for the invitation to talk Ghost Town.  Your responses that followed made the talk for me and I look forward to more with this generous

Screening: On Broadway

Best Video in Hamden, CT, hosted a screening of “On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape” last week.  A great conversation followed; there is no substitute for the local video store and its people.  Thomas Breen reported the event for the

Screening: On Broadway

Best Video in Hamden, CT, hosted a screening of “On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape” last week.  A great conversation followed; there is no substitute for the local video store and its people.  Thomas Breen reported the event for the

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Ghost Town: representations and reality

I had an opportunity to reflect on my Ghost Town seminar , and the public lecture delivered by photographer Camilo José Vergara, in this piece for “Constructs,” the Yale School of Architecture newsletter.  PDF here:  Rubin_Constructs_Ghost Town

Ghost Town: representations and reality

I had an opportunity to reflect on my Ghost Town seminar , and the public lecture delivered by photographer Camilo José Vergara, in this piece for “Constructs,” the Yale School of Architecture newsletter.  PDF here:  Rubin_Constructs_Ghost Town

On Broadway

My piece in the Yale Daily News about One Broadway:  http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/14/rubin-on-broadway/        Here are the first two paragraphs:

On Broadway

My piece in the Yale Daily News about One Broadway:  http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/14/rubin-on-broadway/        Here are the first two paragraphs:

Book Prizes!

Originally posted on Insuring the City:
I am thrilled to announce that Insuring the City has received two book prizes:  the Kenneth Jackson Prize for Best Book in Urban History (North American topic); and the Lewis Mumford Award for Best Book…

Book Prizes!

Originally posted on Insuring the City:
I am thrilled to announce that Insuring the City has received two book prizes:  the Kenneth Jackson Prize for Best Book in Urban History (North American topic); and the Lewis Mumford Award for Best Book…

Hedging Bets

Perspecta 46:  ERROR has just been published and it includes my essay “Hedging Your Bets:  Actuarial Science, Architecture, and Urban Development.  Very grateful to have had the chance to put together an essay for this sharp looking pub.

Hedging Bets

Perspecta 46:  ERROR has just been published and it includes my essay “Hedging Your Bets:  Actuarial Science, Architecture, and Urban Development.  Very grateful to have had the chance to put together an essay for this sharp looking pub.

The California Garden Apartment

After threatening to do so for many years, I am finally finishing my essay on the California Garden Apartment of the 1960s, a building type that is known by many observers of the L.A. scene (and by devotees of Reyner

The California Garden Apartment

After threatening to do so for many years, I am finally finishing my essay on the California Garden Apartment of the 1960s, a building type that is known by many observers of the L.A. scene (and by devotees of Reyner

Catch My Drift?

Couldn’t be happier to report that my essay, “Catch My Drift?  Situationist Dérive and Urban Pedagogy” has just been published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Radical History Review, edited by Robyn Autry and Daniel J. Walkowitz, on the theme

Catch My Drift?

Couldn’t be happier to report that my essay, “Catch My Drift?  Situationist Dérive and Urban Pedagogy” has just been published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Radical History Review, edited by Robyn Autry and Daniel J. Walkowitz, on the theme

Pastoral Capitalism

I’ve just finished a review of Louise Mozingo’s new book Pastoral Capitalism:  A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes for Site/Lines, a literary journal of landscape history.  I love writing for this journal because of the excellent editorial work they do.

Pastoral Capitalism

I’ve just finished a review of Louise Mozingo’s new book Pastoral Capitalism:  A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes for Site/Lines, a literary journal of landscape history.  I love writing for this journal because of the excellent editorial work they do.

The Model

Architect Kevin Roche pointed to a model of the tower, the new headquarters for the Knights of Columbus—known as the “Supreme Office Building” by the Knights—as New Haven Mayor Richard C. Lee and John McDevitt, the Supreme Knight, looked on. 

The Model

Architect Kevin Roche pointed to a model of the tower, the new headquarters for the Knights of Columbus—known as the “Supreme Office Building” by the Knights—as New Haven Mayor Richard C. Lee and John McDevitt, the Supreme Knight, looked on. 

The Business District

Staking the corner with its attenuated, golden cupola, the union and new haven trust, 1929, cross & cross (new york) staking the corner of elm and church, the northeast corner of the Green. and the SNET headquarters, 1939, Foote and

The Business District

Staking the corner with its attenuated, golden cupola, the union and new haven trust, 1929, cross & cross (new york) staking the corner of elm and church, the northeast corner of the Green. and the SNET headquarters, 1939, Foote and