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Anthony Alofsin, Ph.D., FAIA

Award-winning artist and architect, author and art historian, Anthony Alofsin is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and as an expert on modern architecture.

Architecture

Ingenious Giant, Frank Lloyd Wright in New York

In press, due 2017.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector

 

Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector          In Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector, Anthony Alofsin presents the first catalogue raisonné of the thirty-two prints and one original drawing that constitute Wright’s Secessionist print collection.  Alofsin explores Wright’s encounters with German and Austrian art before his travels to Europe; the fluid definition of modern art around 1909; and the complex context for Wright’s acquiring his collection while in Europe. This book, with its original research, puts into a new light a range of artists, some famous, others unknown, who sought to express, like Wright, their own rebellion against academic traditions. A unique contribution to the history of modern art, Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Collector offers stunningly original insights into the master’s artistic taste, as well as to a group of progressive artists whose work has been undeservedly overlooked in conventional histories of modernism.

Order your copy at University of Texas Press

http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/alofra

Latest Fiction

Halflife is a fictive memoir, hovering between fiction and biography. Recalling the measure of decay that describes how radioactive isotopes die even as they live, a young man who, in his search for love and meaning, discovers loss and hopelessness as atoms in the same physical universe.  From the perspective of age 35, which he assumes is the mid-point in his own life, the narrator reflects on the friends, women, neighbors, places, plants, and animals he has encountered.

His journey has taken him to the mountains of New Mexico, the desert of Arizona, the urban heart of San Francisco, a contemplative family island retreat in Rhode Island, the rotting and mysterious Villa Trice in Austin, with a final look back at a childhood in Memphis.This book gives us the exuberance and creativity of youth and love yet it adds with unusual honesty the sense that experience does not simply exist in the present, but carries at the same time the weight of its past and the foreshadowing of its future, that the fullness of life contains many opposite particles.

"...a pure pleasure... written with such delicacy, such a lightness of touch. I could not have enjoyed it more."

- Anne Engel

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