Max Page

Max Page is Professor of Architecture and History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director of Preservation Initiatives.

He is the author of The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940, which won the Spiro Kostof Award of the Society of Architectural Historians, for the best book on architecture and urbanism. He writes for a variety of publications about New York City, urban development and the politics of the past. He is also the co-editor (with Steven Conn) of Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Environment, as well as the co-editor (with Randall Mason) of Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States. 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. His latest book is The City’s End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York’s Destruction, now out in paperback. He is a recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Howard Foundation fellowships. He is currently editing a book of essays on Jane Jacobs and is writing Priceless: Rethinking Historic Preservation in the 21st Century.