DONALD ALBRECHT is the curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York and a leading expert on twentieth-century architecture and design. He is the editor of Paris/New York: Design/Fashion/Culture/ 1925-1940 and Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future and co-author of Only in New York: Photographs from Look Magazine.
THOMAS MELLINS is an independent curator and architectural historian. His recent publications include Only in New York: Photographs from Look Magazine, and he is the co-author, with Robert A. M. Stern, of New York 1880, New York 1930, and New York 1960.
"The colonial revival remains the most American of all expressions and is ubiquitous in today's culture. This book expands considerably on the subject. In addition to sections on architecture and decorative arts, there is one on 'Ballyhoo' or materials such as publications, stage sets, exhbitions, costumes, and miscellany. This is a book central to any historian's attempt to understand American material culture . . . it opens many new possibilities for study and research." --Richard Guy Wilson, Winterthur Portfolio