Photograph by Machteld Schoep, 2015
Editor, ArchDaily (2013 -)
Practice Research, Mecanoo (2014 -)
Guest Editor, LOBBY Clairvoyance [UK]
Co-Founder, Mies. UK / Producer, Mies. TV [EU] *
Guest Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture [UK]
James Taylor-Foster is a writer, researcher, editor and architectural designer working between the UK and The Netherlands. James writes and lectures on art history, and is the author of the international bestseller Monet: Colour in Impressionism (2011)*. He is an Editor at ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website, and writes on contemporary architecture for a number of journals and magazines. He consults and undertakes freelance research in this capacity for small practices.
James is an in-house practice researcher and publisher at Mecanoo architecten in Delft, co-editor of LOBBY Magazine (Bartlett School of Architecture, London), guest lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture, and co-leads an independent research team based in the UK studying a neglected aspect of the architectural discourse (watch this space!).
1 Publishing Michelangelo: the Man, his Works, his Legacy in 2010 alongside a national lecture tour on Michelangelo in the Vatican, Monet: Colour in Impressionism was published in paperback in 2011. Following 28,000 international downloads over a six month period, a digital edition was released in over fifty countries in 2012. The Haaplin Press was incorporated in 2013.
2 Mies. UK, a collection of interviews with architects, academics and students, was founded in 2013. We're now filming in five languages across two continents working together as Mies. TV. See what we got up to at the 14th Biennale di Venezia.
Unpublishables Collaborative Individualism
DisegnoDaily Lesson: Michael Graves
Election Aesthetics A Tale, Told By An Idiot
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