19th- and 20th-Century Architectural History, American Architecture
AB, Dartmouth College
MA, PhD, Brown University
Jack Quinan is a historian of architecture specializing in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Arts and Crafts Movement, American Architecture of the Nineteenth Century, Utopian Communities, and the relationship of architecture and phenomenology. He is a founder of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy an organization of more than one thousand members dedicated to the preservation of Wright’s extant work, and he is the senior curator and a member of the board of directors of Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo during its current $60 million restoration. His exhibition catalog, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture,” (UB Anderson Gallery 2009) will be published by Pomegranate Press in 2012. Professor Quinan served as a consultant to WNED-TV’s PBS presentation “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo,” and has provided the historical information for the permanent exhibits in the Toshiko Mori-designed Martin House visitor Center, the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion.
Experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture: A Phenomenological Study (forthcoming 2014)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City (Promegranate Press, San Francisco, in press, 2012)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House: Architecture as Portraiture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building: Myth and Fact (Architectural History Foundation/MIT Press, 1987; reissued by the University of Chicago Press, 2005)
Frank Lloyd Wright: Windows of the Darwin D. Martin House (Burchfield-Penney Art Center/Buffalo State College, 1999) [revised edition by Eric Jackson-Forsberg and revised as Frank Lloyd Wright: Art Glass of the Martin House Complex published by Pomegrante Press, San Francisco, 2009]
“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Enduring Legacy in Buffalo,” Forum Journal (National Trust for Historic Preservation) Summer 2011, vol. 2, no. 4
“Frank Lloyd Wright, Darwin D. Martin and the Whittier-Rosenwald School for Hampton Institute,” ARRIS (Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians) 21 (2010), pp. 20-37.
Essay on Frank Lloyd Wright’s hidden metallic beams commissioned by Roberto Gargiani, Professor, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, for a forthcoming book on Archives, Platbands, and Floors to be published by PPUR Publishers, Lausanne, Switzerland. (forthcoming 2012)