Franklin Toker is a professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of eight books on the history of art and architecture, ranging from the excavations he conducted under Santa Reparata, Florence to 21st century American Urbanism. He is a President Emeritus of the Society of Architectural Historians. In 1979, he was the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Architecture, Planning, & Design.
Born in Montreal in 1944, Toker obtained degrees in Fine Arts from McGill University, Oberlin College, and a PhD from Harvard University before obtaining a faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh where he continues today.
Toker's The Church of Notre-Dame in Montréal won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award of the Society of Architectural Historians. He has also been awarded the Porter Prize of the College Art Association for his article in The Art Bulletin. He is known for his book, Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House, about the creation of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater, which was named a New York Times notable book of 2003. He is also noted for his works on the architecture of Pittsburgh.
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