is a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln
Institute of Land Policy, and author of Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow, a narrative nonfiction account of the father of modern architecture (November 2014).
He is also author of Wrestling
with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and
Transformed the American City (Random House 2009) and This
Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America (Johns
Hopkins University Press 2006), and co-editor of Smart
Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes (Lincoln
Institute 2009). He has been a journalist for over 30 years, primarily
at The Boston Globe, a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts
state government, and a visiting scholar and Loeb
Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
He is a regular contributor to CityLab (formerly The
Atlantic Cities), as well as The Boston Globe, The New Republic,
GlobalPost, Next City, Metropolis, Planning magazine, Planetizen, Citiwire,
Architecture Boston, and many other publications; author of the blogs At
Lincoln House, Developing
Stories and This
Land; and a curator and speaker at TEDxBeaconStreet and TEDxTampaBay.
In 2013 he was awarded fellowships at The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio
Center and The
American Library in Paris. Wrestling with Moses won a Christopher
Award in 2010.
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for Modern Man:
Engrossing and insightful,Modern Man is as much a wonderfully readable, intimate profile of Le Corbusier as it is a lively narrative about the whole notion of modernity.
–Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
Anthony Flint has given us a vision of Le Corbusier that his subject might well have designed, with powerful research underpinning sleek, bold insights….An extraordinary guidebook to the world around us and the world we may yet inherit.
–Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Hours in Benghazi and Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
"The life and work of an iconic modernist ... Anthony Flint’s life of “the original star architect” astutely captures Le Corbusier’s hubris and vulnerabilities and makes a persuasive case for his artistic significance." -- Kirkus Reviews
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