Max Page, Ph.D.

Professor, MS Design Program Director, Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives
Department of Architecture
Fine Arts Center 452
(413) 545-6940

Max Page is Professor of Architecture and History at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He received his education at Yale University (BA, magna cum laude in History, 1988) and from the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, 1995). He is the author and editor of six books: The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 (University of Chicago Press, 1999), which won the Spiro Kostof Award of the Society of Architectural Historians, for the best book on architecture and urbanism; The City’s End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York’s Destruction (Yale University Press, 2008); Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Environment (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003, co-edited with Steven Conn); Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States (Routledge, 2003, co-edited with Randall Mason); The Future of Higher Education (Routledge, 2011, with Dan Clawson); Reconsidering Jane Jacobs (Planners Press, 2011, co-edited with Tim Mennell); Campus Guide to the University of Massachusetts (Princeton Architecture Press, 2013, with Marla Miller; and editor of Memories of Buenos Aires: Signs of State Terrorism in Argentina (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013). He writes for a variety of publications about New York City, urban development, and the politics of the past. For the hundredth anniversary of Times Square in 2004, he was curator for an exhibition on the history of the Square at the AXA Gallery in New York City. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Howard Foundation, Fulbright Commission, and Guggenheim Foundation. He has recently been named a winner of the 2013 Rome Prize and will spend the spring of 2014 at the American Academy in Rome. His next book project is entitled Priceless: Rethinking Historic Preservation in the 21st Century.

To reach him, please email mpage@umass.edu or visit his personal site, maxpage.us.