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