Judith Dupré is passionate about buildings. She writes about history through the lens of a single building type, whether skyscrapers, bridges, memorials, or churches. She has written books about all these subjects, including Skyscrapers, the best selling book in the world on that topic; Bridges; Churches, a New York Times bestseller; and Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory. Above all, she seeks to engage and delight those who profess "not to know much" about architecture. Her new book, One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building, will be released in 2016. @OneWTCBook
A storyteller with an ear for the telling anecdote, Dupré's writing has garnered praise from publications ranging from The Oprah Magazine ("magisterial, meticulously researched") to The New Criterion ("a scholar with a novelist's eye for detail and a journalist's easy style").
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Dupré holds degrees from Brown and Yale Universities and studied at the Open Atelier of Design and Architecture in Manhattan. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and is a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar.
An intrepid traveler, amateur gardener, and weekend cruciverbalist, she lives outside New York City with her sons. www.judithdupre.com.