Alexandra Lange is a critic, journalist and architectural historian based in Brooklyn. She has taught architecture criticism in the Design Criticism Program at the School of Visual Arts and the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program at New York University. She is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for academic year 2013-2014. She is the author of Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), a primer on how to read and write architecture criticism, as well as the e-book The Dot-Com City: Silicon Valley Urbanism (Strelka Press, 2012), which considers the message of the physical spaces of Facebook, Google, and Apple. She has long been interested in the creation of domestic life, a theme running through Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes (Chronicle Books, 2010), which she co-authored with Jane Thompson, as well as her contributions to Formica Forever (Metropolis Books, 2013) and Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale University Press, 2006).

Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern
Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture…
A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn
How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.
Girl Talk
The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a…
The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the…
Hands Off the Icons
“What would Hans Wegner say?” I tweeted upon seeing a citrus-tinged Wishbone chair on Design*Sponge. “Anyone else hate…
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