In addition to his architecture, Allan Greenberg’s articles, teaching, and lectures have exerted a strong influence on the study and practice of contemporary classicism. Allan has written both scholarly and popular books and articles on the dynamic and enduring qualities of traditional architecture and design.

 


Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect

Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect

This monograph showcases the exquisite architecture of Allan Greenberg, one of the most influential architects of the classical movement. A leading exponent of classical architecture, Allan Greenberg has drawn on a vast knowledge of ancient styles in the design of his illustrious list of projects. His work is renowned for its historically inspired façades, its classical detail, and the highest level of craftsmanship. Collaborating with leading sculptors, wood-carvers, mosaicists, metalworkers, and ornamental plasterers to create beautiful details that make his work unique, Greenberg has produced buildings that radiate a sense of classic beauty and artistic integrity. This monograph celebrates Greenberg’s esteemed career by showcasing in depth his private houses, apartments, university buildings, and civic buildings that demonstrate his lifelong commitment to traditional styles, unparalleled quality, and decorative expression.

Rizzoli, October 2013, Hardcover, 304 pages  

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Allan Greenberg, Selected Works

Allan Greenberg, Selected Works

‘The classical language of architecture is always modern because it is rooted in the physiology and psychology of the individual human being. In this context, to be modern means more than responding to some particular circumstances of the moment — that is simply being fashionable. To be truly modern means finding the dynamic balance between eternal human values and the specific demands of the present. Classical architecture provides the means to achieve this balance because it is the most comprehensive architectural language that human beings have yet developed.’ Allan Greenberg’s words affirm the continuing significance of classical architecture in our contemporary way of life. His works, in their scope and individuality, demonstrate how successfully the classical language of architecture responds to present-day building needs. This monograph presents a selection of projects that Allan Greenberg has produced over the last twenty years. It spans the range of his work, from private residences to public, academic, and religious buildings, and from commercial architecture to pieces of furniture. Essays by Greenberg and the architectural historian Carroll William Westfall give a comprehensive introduction to the thought that lies behind the completed designs.

Academy Press, June 1995, Paperback, 128 pages    

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Lutyens and the Modern Movement

Lutyens and the Modern Movement

In the exclusionary world of high modern architecture, it is disconcerting to discover that two icons of the movement both admired the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens – an architect who had little or no interest in modernism. Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright created buildings that are very different, and the two men did not even like each other, but they shared a fascination for Lutyens’s distinctively non-international style architecture. This polemical text by architect and author Allan Greenberg is an account of why this occurred. The primary text in the book was written in 1967 and was published in a student journal in the United States with a small circulation. It has remained an underground classic since then – perhaps because its contents are so disruptive of our current views of 20th century modernism.

Andreas Papadakis Publisher, April 2007, Paperback, 156 pages   

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Architecture of Democracy, American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution

Architecture of Democracy, American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution

Centered on his intriguing synthesis of the American republic’s architectural and democratic traditions, Allan Greenberg’s essay moves across geography and through history as the renowned architect and scholar makes the case that America’s architectural tradition and political ideals are deeply connected. Generously illustrated and skillfully written, Architecture of Democracy traces a common line from the earliest colonial settlements to the Western frontier of the nineteenth century and today’s ultramodern city centers. The volume will imbue in its readers a newfound appreciation for the democratic ideals that American architecture strives to express and uphold.

Rizzoli, July 2006, Hardcover, 204 pages    

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 George Washington, Architect

George Washington, Architect

In George Washington, Architect. Allan Greenberg explores the first President’s innovations as a designer of buildings and landscapes.He was an exemplary form-giver whose best work was conducted in his own back yards: Mount Vernon and Washington D.C. The first part of this volume reveals how Washington not only redesigned the exterior and interior of his Mount Vernon mansion, but also designed the farm buildings and sculpted the terrain into one of the most beautiful American gardens. The second part concerns a broader arena for experimentation: the new capital of the United States itself. Designed in 1791 by Washington’s handpicked choice, Peter Charles L’Enfant, Washington, D.C. symbolically expresses the principles of the first democratic federal republic in history. George Washington, Architect explores the construction of a nation, a city, a house and a farm as a unified activity directed by a single and singular genius.

Andreas Papadakis Publisher, May 1999, Hardcover, 168 pages    

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The Richard H. Driehaus Prize Book 2006

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize Book 2006

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize book is an annual monograph commemorating the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture and the work of its honorees. The prize is presented annually through the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture to honor a major contributor in the field of traditional and classical architecture.  In 2006 Allan Greenberg was the first American architect to be awarded the prize.

Notre Dame University Press, April 2006, Paperback, 72 pages

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Timeless Architecture: A Decade of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize

Timeless Architecture: A Decade of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize

By Richard H. Driehaus with a foreword by Paul Goldberger.

Stunningly illustrated volume showing the highlights of the life work of ten of the world’s leading classical and traditional architects includes unpublished texts and interviews with each of the architects will be of interest to anyone with a love for architecture and interiors.  Allan Greenberg received the Driehaus prize in 2006.

Papadakis Publisher, November 2013, Hardcover, 236 pages  

Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary

Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary

By Elizabeth M. Dowling

A fresh perspective on the work of the most important figures of classical design from the seventeenth century to the present. Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary, a spectacular presentation of the myriad varieties of classical forms, demonstrates the enduring lessons of traditional interiors for designers and architects today. Allan Greenberg Architect’s work appears through the book, including the cover image.

Rizzoli, October 2013, Hardcover, 516 pages  

The Detailed Interior

The Detailed Interior

By Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan

From classic New York City pied-à-terres and townhouses to vast Connecticut estates, airy Floridian mansions to luxurious ski retreats, every room created by interior design firm Cullman & Kravis is effortlessly graceful and balanced, masquing the meticulous research and extraordinary passion that goes into creating such perfectly harmonious spaces. Each project is illustrated with lavish full-color images, illuminating the effect of the room as a whole as well as providing close-up shots of precisely detailed spaces. The photography is coupled with informative text explaining how each of the room’s elements complement each other, breaking down how Cullman & Kravis achieves these flawless interiors step by step. Two projects designed by Allan Greenberg Architect are featured in the book.

The Monacelli Press, October 2013, Hardcover, 372 pages

The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design & Craftsmanship

The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design & Craftsmanship

By Phillip Dodd

Classically trained architect Phillip Dodd takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world today. The book covers the fundamentals of classical architecture, such as Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite columns, and features the work of skilled contemporary classicists, including Allan Greenberg Architect.

Images Publishing, March 2013, Hardcover, 256 pages  

New Palladians: modernity and sustainability for 21st century architecture

New Palladians: modernity and sustainability for 21st century architecture

By Alieza Sagharchi and Lucien Steil

“New Palladians” showcases how, at the outset of the 21st century, classical and vernacular traditions are flourishing as a modern phenomena, practiced by a wide spectrum of architectural firms, scholars, students, universities and institutions. The ‘New Palladians’ are dedicated to the highest standards of craftsmanship and design, and to the very best ecological building and sustainable urbanism. This book features the latest architectural and urban projects from forty-eight of the most important classical architects in the world today, including Allan Greenberg Architect.

Artmedia Press, July 2010, Hardcover, 240 pages

New Classicism: The Rebirth of Traditional Architecture

New Classicism: The Rebirth of Traditional Architecture

By Elizabeth M. Dowling

New Classicism provides an in-depth look at a form of design that appeared lost forever with the rise of modernism in architecture. But now, with an intense revival of interest in classical design, and with the demise in popularity of the subsequent postmodernism, new vigor has infused traditional forms and motifs. Focusing on approximately thirty projects by the best classically oriented firms in the United States and Britain, New Classicism examines this burgeoning new vogue for the many varieties of traditional classical design.  The book includes several projects by Allan Greenberg Architect.

Rizzoli, October 2004, Hardcover, 240 pages