About

Alastair Gordon is Contributing Editor for Architecture and Design at WSJ., the Wall Street Journal magazine. In 2009, he launched and wrote the Wall-to-Wall blog for the Wall Street Journal’s web site and since August 2001 has published it independently as: “Alastair Gordon: Wall to Wall,” surfing a line between the analytical and personal,  between love and architecture. Gordon was formerly a Contributing Editor at House & Garden (2001-2004); New York Editor of Dwell (2002-2005); Contributing Editor at Atelier Magazine, Tokyo (1993-1995;) and General Editor of the Princeton Papers on Architecture (1992-1995.) He is an award-winning author, critic, curator and filmmaker who has written about environmental design issues for many other publications including The New York Times, T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, Interior Design, ID Magazine, Town & Country, Le Monde, The New York Observer, The Architect’s Newspaper, Newsday Magazine, and The East Hampton Star. He has lectured at universities and museums and is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed books on architecture, art and urbanism including Weekend Utopia; Naked Airport; Spaced Out; Beach Houses, Romantic Modernist; Convergence; and Long Island Modern. He has been awarded research fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, as well as being cited for Excellence in Architectural Criticism by the American Institute of Architects. Gordon is married to environmental activist and fashion designer Barbara de Vries. They have four children and split their time between Miami, FL, New York, NY and Milford, PA.

“Alastair Gordon is a wonderful writer, graceful, energetic, knowledgeable…”   - The New York Observer

“Gordon’s eye for the convergence of arts, architecture and commerce is unerring.” – Publishers Weekly

 Gordon’s prose is deft and witty…”  – MSNBC

“Gordon’s ideas are rooted in the tangible intangible. He empowers through his vision and passion.” – Bomb Magazine

 

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Mr. Gordon:

    I am the owner of the last house Peter Blake ever designed (2002). It is located in Warren County, NJ, not so far from Milford, Pa. Please let me know if you would like to see it sometime.

    I admire your book “Weekend Utopia.” Peter gave me my copy, so he must have admired it too.

    Best wishes,

    Ben Gerson

  2. Mr. Gordon,

    I’ve just finished reading ‘Spaced Out’, which which was a huge help in both personal and academic research. Thank-you for such an excellent book on such an excellent topic.

  3. Mr. Gordon,
    I am a student at Grand Canyon University. In one of my classes we are doing a presentation about your father and to have your input would be fantastic knowledge to share. I loved your entry Comrades of Night and would like to know if I could ask you a few questions about your father. Thank you for what you share in your blog and your time.

  4. Hi Alastair, Im a danish journalist doing a story about Airports, your book Naked Airport is central to the piece, and I have a few questions for you, could you please contact me trough my email.

  5. Dear Peter,

    I have an author enquiry for a book proposal I am working on. If you could contact me via my email I would like to send you the details for your review.

    Best wishes

    Helen

  6. Hello Mr. Gordon,
    We are hosting an Eero Saarinen exhibition, and we are interested in offering a talk about the history of the airport in the Modern era. Can you please send email contact information to me via email so we might discuss inviting you to speak?
    Best,
    Eileen

  7. Hello Mr. Gordon,

    I’m the editor of the website Curbed.com and we’re looking for a few pertinent details about a Bridgehampton property linked to Jaffe, which we’d like to cover on the site. I think you could really be of help in trying to sort through some misleading listing text that contradicts property records, etc. If you’d kindly shoot me an email (sarah@curbed.com) I’d love to make the connection and get your thoughts.

    Thank you!
    Sarah

  8. Hi Alastair,

    I represent The Dali Museum in St. Pete, Florida, and we are hosting an event next month in NYC and would love for you to join us. If you could please send me your email address I will send you the invite.

    Best,
    Courtney

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