Daniel M. Abramson


Daniel M. Abramson is Associate Professor of art history and director of architectural studies at Tufts University. His research focuses upon questions of architecture, economy, and society from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. He is the author of Building the Bank of England: Money, Architecture, Society, 1694-1942 (Yale University Press, 2005) and Skyscraper Rivals: The AIG Building and the Architecture of Wall Street (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001), and co-editor with Aggregate of Governing by Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth-Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012). His work has been published in Critical Inquiry, Design + Culture, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and Architectural History. Recently, he has completed a book manuscript entitled “Obsolescence: An Architectural History,” supported by major fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS, Harvard University, and Wellesley College.