Brent C. Brolin has been thinking about architecture and design for over fifty years. He has combined his background as an architect with his photography and love of writing. His goal is to help people think differently about our surroundings.


Yale Architecture School, M. Architecture, 1968
Yale University, B.A. History of Art, 1962


The Designer’s Eye: Problem-Solving in Architectural Design (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002).
Translation: Chinese (2007). 

Architectural Ornament: Banishment and Return (New York: W.W. Norton, 2001).
Revised edition of Flight of Fancy. Order

The Battle of St. Bart's: A Tale of the Material and the Spiritual (New York: William Morrow & Co., 1988).

Flight of Fancy: The Banishment and Return of Ornament (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985).

Sourcebook of Architectural Ornament, with Jean Richards (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982).

Architecture In Context: Fitting New Buildings with Old (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980). 
Completed with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Featured in Design Arts 1, August, 1980, published by the Grants Recognition Program of the NEA.
Translations: Spanish (1982); Serbo-Croatian (1987).

The Failure of Modern Architecture (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1976). 
Translations: Greek (1978); German (1980).

New York Theater Walks, Howard Kissel, photographs by Brent C. Brolin (New York: Applause Books, 2007)


A.I.A. New York Chapter, Center for Architecture
American Craft Museum, New York, NY
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Classical America, New York
Classical America, Philadelphia
Columbia University
Cooper Hewitt Museum (series of 10 lectures on architectural ornament)
Cooper Hewitt Museum (summer design program)
Cooper Union School of Architecture, New York, NY
Cranbrook Academy, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Teacher's Conference, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D. C.
First International Conference of the Design Methods Group, M.I.T.
Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA
Harvard University
Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York
Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, New York
Iowa Chapter, A.I.A, Des Moines, IA
Landmarks Preservation Commission, N.Y.C.
Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield, MI
Nova Scotia Technical College
Office of Special Programs, Housing and Development Administration, City of New York
Ohio State University (series of 5 lectures)
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Princeton University
SUNY Morrisville & Colgate University
The Hartford Architecture Conservancy
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Yale University

EDITORIAL (photographs & articles)

Architectural Forum
Eva Zeisel On Design
From Bauhaus to Our House
Time/Life Books
Harper's Magazine
Holiday Magazine

Scholastic Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine: Chandigarh
The Chicago Tribune
The Los Angeles Times
The New York Times