Daniel Bluestone

Director, Preservation Studies Program
Professor of History of Art & Architecture
226 Bay State Road, Room 104
(617) 358-7332
B.A., Harvard College;
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research AreasAmerican architectural, urban, and landscape history; history, theory, and politics of public memory and historic preservation; race and space in American urbanism.

Selected Publications:
Buildings, Landscapes and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation (W. W. Norton, 2011).
[Winner of the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award.]

“Charlottesville’s Landscape of Prostitution, 1880-1950,” Buildings and Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum 22 (Fall 2015).

“A.J. Davis’s Belmead: Picturesque Aesthetics in the Land of Slavery,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 71 (June 2012): 145-167.

“Chicago’s Mecca Flat Blues,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 57 (December 1998): 382-403; republished in Max Page and Randall Mason, editors, Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States (New York and London: Routledge, 2004), 201-256.

For a detailed academic bio and CV, please see Professor Bluestone’s BU Profile, as well as recent profiles in BU Today and Boston University’s Arts & Sciences.