SELECTED ESSAYS, REVIEWS & COMMENTARY BY GABRIELLE ESPERDY
Future Archive: Douglas Haskell’s “Architecture and Popular Taste”, Places, June 2015.
“A Parley of Historians”‘ or, A Learned Society in Public, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 74 (March 2015).
Ugly America: from the pages of LIFE, a complex view of the midcentury commercial landscape, Places, November 2014.
Review of Drive, Overdrive, and Car Country, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 73 (June 2014).
Building Data: Field Notes on the Future of the Past, Places [Design Observer], 9.23.13.
Mainstream and Marginal: Situating the American Roadside Photographs of John Margolies, Buildings & Landscapes 19 (Fall 2012).
The Incredible True Adventures of the Architectress in America, Places [Design Observer], 09.10.12.
Flatbush Start to Finish (expanded version), Urban Omnibus, 08.01.12.
Greetings from the USA: A Berlin Toponymy, DesignInquiry, Summer 2012.
Reyner Banham’s America, Places [Design Observer], 03.19.12.
Minority Report: The Bayonne Files, Chicago Humanities Festival, October 2011. For project parameters and presentation video see Minority Reports on the American City of the Future.
Review of Cold War on the Home by Greg Castillo, Buildings & Landscapes 18 (Spring 2011).
Précis for a Field Guide to Joy, DesingInquiry Journal, 2011.
The Once and Future Past, Journal of Architectural Education 64 (March 2011).
Review of American Department Store Transformed by Richard Longstreth, American Historical Review 116 (February 2011).
Review of 194X by Andrew Shanken, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 69 (September 2010).
The Thing Itself, Material Evidence: New Designs for Architectural Practice, Conversations in Practice 01. Newark: AIA New Jersey Chapter, 2010.
Driven to Joy, Core77 Design Magazine, 05.09.10.
Designing Less from Bau to BIM, DesignInquiry Journal: Design-less, 2010 (in collaboration with Anita Cooney).
Less is More Again–a Manifesto, Design Observer: Writings on Design and Culture, 03.08.09.
Failings in Architecture, DesignInquiry Journal: Fail Again, 2009 (co-authored with Anita Cooney).
Review of Hillary Ballon and Kenneth Jackson’s Robert Moses and the Modern City, CAA Reviews, February 2009.
Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal, University of Chicago Press, 2008.
A Manifesto for the Storefront by ArchCollaborators, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City, November 2008 (text and temporary installation, co-authored with Omar Toro-Vaca).
White House, Open City, White House Redux: International Call for Ideas, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City, 2008 (competition entry, co-authored with Omar Toro-Vaca).
Mapping Identity: from Space to Digits, DesignInquiry Journal: Pass-port, 2008 (co-authored with Anita Cooney).
I am a Modernist: Morris Lapidus & His Critics, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, December 2007.
Review of Meredith Clausen’s The Pan-Am Building and the Shattering of the Modernist Dream, Journal of Architectural Education, November 2007.
From Instruction to Consumption: Architecture and Design in Hollywood Movies of the 1930s, Journal of American Culture, June 2007.
The Royal Abbey of Fontevrault: Religious Women and the Shaping of Gendered Space, Journal of International Women’s Studies 6 (June 2005).
The Odd-Job Alleyway of Building: Modernization, Marketing, and Architectural Practice in the 1930s, Journal of Architectural Education, May 2005.
A Taxing Photograph: The WPA Real Property Survey of New York City, History of Photography, Summer 2004.
Edible Urbanism, Architectural Design 73 (January 2003).
Horrible Modernistic Stuff, Modulus 25 [Industrial Intersections] (2000).
Defying the Grid: A Retroactive Manifesto for the Culture of Decongestion, Perspecta 30 (1999).
Slouching Back to the East Village, Parallax 5 (September 1997).
Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway: History and Design, Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service, Summer 1992.