About the Author
GWENDOLYN WRIGHT was born in Chicago in 1946. She received a Master of Architecture degree and a Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of California at Berkeley, where she has since taught architectural design and history. Her first book, Moralism and the Model Home, was published in 1980.
Gwendolyn Wright and her husband, Paul Rabinow, an anthropologist, are currently living in France under a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study the emergence of modern urbanism.