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Ada Louise Huxtable

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Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable was an American architect and architectural critic. She was the first full-time architecture critic for The New York Times and is credited with advancing the cause of modern architecture in the United States. Huxtable’s most famous works include the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, the Weissman House in Connecticut, and the modernist AT&T Building at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City. She was also an advocate for preserving historic buildings, earning her a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Huxtable was a prolific writer, penning essays and articles for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Forum, and other publications. She wrote several books on architecture, including The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion, The Treasure House of Goethe and Other Memorable Houses, and The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion.

Ada Louise Huxtable, American architect, architectural critic, preservationist, author, urbanist, historian, modernist, AT&T Building, Fallingwater, Weissman House, Presidential Medal of Freedom

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