Hilary Ballon

Hilary Ballon is professor of art history at Columbia University and the editor of The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Recent Articles

The Urban Future That Failed

The failure of modernism as public architecture and as urbanism.

From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City by Nathan Glazer (Princeton University Press, 292 pages, $24.95)


Nathan Glazer's new book is a reminder of how distant even the recent past can seem. From a Cause to a Style collects 11 essays that were mostly written in the 1990s yet continue to reflect a disillusionment with modernist architecture rooted in the 1960s.