Ada Louise Huxtable

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Date of Birth March 14, 1921
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death Jan 7, 2013 (91)
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Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. Huxtable established architecture and urban design journalism in North America and raised the public's awareness of the urban environment. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner for architectural criticism, said in 1996: "Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a part of the public dialogue." "She was a great lover of cities, a great preservationist and the central planet around which every other critic revolved," said architect Robert A. M. Stern, dean of the Yale University School of Architecture.

About Ada Louise Huxtable

An architecture critic who won the first-ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970.

Before Fame

She was the Curatorial Assistant for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for four years.

Achievement

She was described as a great lover of cities, a great preservationist and the central planet around which every other critic revolved by architect Robert A. M. Stern.

Family Life

Her father Michael Landman was the co-author of the play A Man of Honor.

Associations

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism like 1975's winner, the late film critic Roger Ebert.

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