Photo: Kevin Day

Photo: Kevin Day

 

I am the coauthor, with Peter McMahon, of Cape Cod Modern: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape (Metropolis Books), which won the 2015 Historic New England Book Prize. Researching the book was a rare opportunity to combine my passions for architecture, history, and biography with my lifelong attachment to outer Cape Cod. My writing on architecture and design has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Architect's Newspaper, Architect, ArchitectureBoston, Interior Design, Architectural Record, and Dwell, and I am a regular guest critic in the M.Arch. program at Boston's Wentworth Institute of Technology. My next book will be a biography of the late architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable.

I spent the first thirteen years of my career as an editor at four major publishers: Beacon Press, Penguin India, Fodor's/Random House, and Routledge. My work at each house contributed in a different way to my sense of a great narrative, and my international travels—including three years in Delhi—exposed me to a thrilling variety of architecture. 

I studied English literature at the University of Michigan (B.A.), Oxford (junior year), and Yale (M.A.), and architectural history at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A native of upstate New York, I live near Boston with my husband and daughter.

 Isaac Bell House, Newport, Rhode Island (McKim, Mead & White, 1883) Photo: Christine Cipriani

Isaac Bell House, Newport, Rhode Island (McKim, Mead & White, 1883) Photo: Christine Cipriani

 Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (Gehry Partners, 2003) Photo: Christine Cipriani

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (Gehry Partners, 2003) Photo: Christine Cipriani

 Spencer Finch,  Cosmic Latte  (lighting installation), Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass. Photo: Christine Cipriani

Spencer Finch, Cosmic Latte (lighting installation), Mass MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
Photo: Christine Cipriani