Sarah Landau

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Dr. Sarah Bradford Landau (born 1935) is a noted architectural historian who taught for many years in the Department of Art History at New York University.

Landau earned her B.F.A. at the University of North Carolina (1957). She earned her M.A. (1959) and Ph.D. (1978) at New York University, where she was a student of Henry-Russell Hitchcock.

Landau been active in historic preservation and served as a commissioner on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1987 to 1996.

Landau has won numerous awards including the American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Award (1997), the Victorian Society in America Book Award (1997), the Lucy G. Moses Award for Preservation Leadership, New York Landmarks Conservancy (1997) and designation as a Centennial Historian of the City of New York (1999).

Selected writings[edit]

  • Landau, Sarah Bradford, George B. Post, Architect: Picturesque Designer and Determined Realist, Monacelli Press, New York 1998; ISBN 978-1-885254-92-4
  • Landau, Sarah Bradford, and Condit, Carl W., Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865-1913, Yale University Press, New Haven 1996; ISBN 0-300-06444-6
  • Landau, Sarah Bradford, and Cigliano, Jan (editors), The Grand American Avenue, 1850 to 1920, Pomegranate Artbooks, San Francisco; American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC 1994.
  • Landau, Sarah Bradford, P.B. Wight: Architect, Contractor, and Critic 1838-1925, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago 1981.
  • Landau, Sarah Bradford, Edward T. and William A. Potter, American Victorian Architects, Garland Publishing, New York and London 1979.

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