John Margolies – Bio
Books—Roadside America (Taschen 2010); Cooking USA (Chronicle Books, 2003); See the USA: The Art of the American Travel Brochure (Chronicle Books, 2000). Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions, (Bulfinch Press, 1998). Hitting the Road: The Art of the American Road Map (Chronicle Books, l996). Home Away From Home: Motels in America (Bulfinch Press, l995). Pump and Circumstance: Glory Days of the Gas Station (Bulfinch Press, l993). Signs of Our Time (Abbeville Press, l993). Ticket to Paradise: American Movie Theaters and How We Had Fun (Bulfinch Press, l99l). Miniature Golf (Abbeville Press, l987). The End of the Road: Vanishing Highway Architecture in America (Viking-Penguin, l98l). Resorts of the Catskills (St. Martin’s Press, l979). Mr. Margolies has published his photographs and articles in such outlets as The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Esquire, Domus, Historic Preservation, and Architectural Record.
EXHIBITIONS (Museums, Galleries, and Television):
“American Roadside Architecture,” an exhibition organized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and circulated worldwide from 2003-2006. “Seaside Madness,” The Building Centre Trust, London, UK (2001). Guest curator of the exhibition, “See the USA: Automobile Travel and the American Landscape,” National Building Museum, Washington, DC (1999-2000). “Ticket to Paradise: American Movie Theaters,” The Building Centre Trust, London, UK (1996); National Building Museum, Washington, DC (l995); School of Architecture, University of Arkansas (l994); Fort Wayne, IN, Museum of Art (l993); the Stamford, CT, Museum and Nature Center (l99l); and 24th New York Film Festival, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC (l986). “Atlantic Coast Resorts: Bar Harbor to Key West”: Virginia Beach, VA, Museum of Modern Art (l988); and Daniel Wolf Gallery, NYC (l986). “Miniature Golf”: The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY (1983). “The End of the Road”: originated by the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (1981), and circulated to museums throughout the United States from 1982 to 1984. “Resorts of the Catskills”: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC (1980). “Morris Lapidus: Architecture of Joy,” The Architectural League, NYC (1970). “Highway Hangouts,” three two-hour television specials about roadside architecture, design and social history, have been shown on The History Channel and the A & E Network in 1997, 2001, and 2003.
FELLOWSHIIPS AND GRANTS:
In 2003 Mr. Margolies was named The Josephine Patterson Albright Fellow in photojournalism from the Alicia Patterson Foundation, and in 1978 he received a fellowship in architectural criticism from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His projects have also been funded by federal, state, and private sources, including The National Endowment for the Arts, the Wyeth Endowment for American Art, and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Posted: August 12th, 2010 under Bio.