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Francis Morrone

Francis Morrone

Adjunct Instructor

Francis Morrone is an architectural historian and the author of eleven books including Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes (W.W. Norton, 2013); The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (with Henry Hope Reed, W.W. Norton, 2011); and  architectural guidebooks to Philadelphia and Brooklyn. As a historic preservation consultant he has written countless building histories and neighborhood surveys in New York and beyond. He worked as an art and architecture critic for the New York Sun. Collectively, his work represents one of the most comprehensive bodies of research on the built history of New York City. He has taught at NYUSPS for nineteen years, and is the recipient of the SPS Excellence in Teaching Award.

Currently Teaching

Jazz Age New York: New York City in the 1920s

Explore Jazz Age New York, from its fashion and music to its political and socioeconomic issues.

The Great New York Collections: A History of Art Collecting and Art Museums in New York

Explore the stories and history of the dealers, collectors, and art museums that made New York City a premiere destination to view great art.