Photograph by Vladimir Konovalov, 2015




James Taylor-Foster [1993] is a designer, writer, and editor working between architecture, urbanism and art history. He completed a Bachelor's degree in architecture with First Class Honours at Manchester School of Architecture, where he received both the Dean’s Award and the John Archer Award in Architectural History. James is author of the international bestseller Monet: Colour in Impressionism [2011] and is an editor at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture website. James also writes for a number of international journals and research collectives, and co-edits LOBBY Magazine (The Bartlett, UCL). He represents ArchDaily in regular contributions to radio shows for Monocle 24, broadcast out of London.

James is an in-house researcher and publisher at Mecanoo in Delft where he is presently producing a forthcoming retrospective book with Francine Houben on three decades of practice [Artifice, 2015]. He is also a guest lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture, and currently co-leads a collaborative research team based between London and Rotterdam which is exploring the significance of processional, ritual and festive activity in relation to contemporary architecture and urbanism.

James has served as a design juror for a number of international design competitions. He regularly lectures across the United Kingdom and Europe on architectural history, contemporary techniques in practice, academia and authorship, and on French Impressionism and 16th century Italian art and architecture.




current positions
Editor, ArchDaily (2013 -)
Research, Mecanoo (2014 -)

current affiliations
Consultant Editor, SVESMI [NL]
Co-Editor, LOBBY Magazine [UK]
Co-Founder, Mies. UK / Producer, Mies. TV [EU]
Guest Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture [UK]


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writing

01.10.2013
Unpublishables [print/digital] Collaborative Individualism

15.04.2014

18.06.2014

29.07.2014

11.08.2014

22.09.2014

03.10.2014

05.01.2015

28.01.2015

06.02.2015

20.03.2015
DisegnoDaily [digital] Lesson: Michael Graves

March Edition
Zeppelin Magazine [print] On Neutral Spaces [EN/RO]

01.04.2015

03.04.2015

16.04.2015

17.04.2015
Election Aesthetics [digital] A Tale, Told By An Idiot

18.05.2015
DisegnoDaily [digital] Keepers of a global heritage

20.07.2015

20.08.2015

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select publications

June 2010
Michelangelo in the Vatican ― auth. [paperback]

June 2011
Monet: Colour in Impressionism ― auth. [paperback]

January 2012
Monet: Colour in Impressionism, Special Edition [digital]

March 2015
LOBBY #2, Clairvoyance ― Guest Ed. The Seminar Room

October 2015
LOBBY #3, Defiance ― Ed. The Seminar Room


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select events / lectures / panel discussions

2010 - 2014
UK Lecture Tour ― Michelangelo's Sculpture [lecture]

2011 - 2014
UK Lecture Tour ― Colour in Impressionism [lecture]

June 2015
London Festival of Architecture ― Why a Monograph? Icon / AD

June 2015
Technical University Delft ― Architecture and Social Media [lecture]

Sept 2015
RISING Architecture, Copenhagen ― on-stage dialogue (tbc)


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recent broadcasts

02.06.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #927 / Rijksmuseum, Googleplex +

16.06.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #937 / 2WTC, Hundertwasser +

16.06.2015
Monocle 24The Globalist #949 on Charles Correa

16.06.2015
Monocle 24The Briefing #944 on Guggenheim Helsinki

30.06.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #947 / Robin Hood Gardens +

15.07.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #957 / LowLine, Whitworth Gallery +

29.07.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #967 / 2016 Venice Biennale +

04.08.2015
Monocle 24Section D #199 / Architectural Competitions [short]

06.08.2015
Monocle 24The Urbanist #199 / 'Failed Bids' [long]

12.08.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #977 / British Library +

12.08.2015
Monocle 24The Monocle Daily #987 / Chicago, Google +



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