Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect

This monograph showcases the exquisite architecture of Allan Greenberg, one of the most influential architects of the classical movement. A leading exponent of classical architecture, Allan Greenberg has drawn on a vast knowledge of ancient styles in the design of his illustrious list of projects. His work is renowned for its historically inspired façades, its classical detail, and the highest level of craftsmanship. Collaborating with leading sculptors, wood-carvers, mosaicists, metalworkers, and ornamental plasterers to create beautiful details that make his work unique, Greenberg has produced buildings that radiate a sense of classic beauty and artistic integrity. This monograph celebrates Greenberg’s esteemed career by showcasing in depth his private houses, apartments, university buildings, and civic buildings that demonstrate his lifelong commitment to traditional styles, unparalleled quality, and decorative expression. With specially commissioned photographs of exteriors, interiors, and details as well as original drawings and plans, the book is an important addition to any architecture library and an inspiration to interior designers and homeowners with an appreciation for fine architecture and interiors.

About The Author

Allan Greenberg, whose firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Greenwich, Connecticut, has taught at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of several books, including Architecture of Democracy: American Architecture and the Legacy of the Revolution (Rizzoli 2006), and is on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list. Renowned designer Carolyne Roehm is the author of the best-selling A Passion for Flowers, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, and a monthly column in House Beautiful magazine.

  • Publish Date: October 01, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Individual Architects & Firms - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 12 x 12
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4073-1


“[one of] this fall’s highly anticipated design titles from AD100 talent, filled with remarkable spaces and expert advice. Greenberg…reflects on past residential and commercial projects around the country…” 
--Architectural Digest

 “This inspiring Rizzoli monograph displays 14 of Greenberg’s most recent residential projects and seven institutional and commercial undertakings for blue-chip clients including Harrison Ford, Martha Stewart and Bergdorf Goodman. This book proves the resiliency with which the Classical tradition can accommodate ever-changing contemporary needs.”
--Period Homes Magazine

“The past comes alive through Greenberg’s historically inspired buildings. The pages explore the private homes, apartments, and public buildings that Greenberg and collaborating artisans have transformed into detailed, timeless masterpieces.”
--At Home In Fairfield County Magazine

“Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect is the architect’s long-awaited monograph that showcases the skills that distinguish him from the rest—from a broad range of works and decorative expression to the thoughtful doses of detailed ornament and traditionally styled facades he’s known for.”
--Editor at Large

"Each page is saturated from edge to edge with examples of both important residential & commercial projects (including original architectural drawings), with every image transcending a quiet beauty in line & form. I can safely say that not only will this text serve as a source of pure visual joy, but one that I will forever refer to for inspiration and application of classical design elements & details, a style standard that Mr. Greenberg has championed...I highly recommend adding this comprehensive masterpiece to your literary collection."
--Duchess Fare

"An ample showcase of traditionalist ranges and styles, livened throughout by elegant experiment. The selection of photographs is excellent, and Greenberg's essays and explanatory texts are uniformly illuminating." 
--Claremont Review of Books

Author Bookshelf: Allan Greenberg

Author Bookshelf: Carolyne Roehm