Thomas Gordon Smith and the Rebirth of Classical Architecture
For the past two decades, Thomas Gordon Smith has played a central role in the revival of classicism in contemporary architecture in America. His conviction in the enduring relevance of this tradition to contemporary life has resulted in buildings which in terms of materials and function are just as much a product of the modern world as a high-tech office building; but in addition to admirably fulfilling the job for which they were intended, they also have the rare quality of engaging us intellectually.
This extensively illustrated monograph presents Thomas Gordon Smith's buildings and projects for the first time. A biographical essay explores the polymathic range of his other activities, including his influential role as an educator, commentator on Vitruvius, historian of the Greek Revival, painter of frescoes, and designer and collector of furniture.