Back Bay Historical is a copyright holder of the works of Douglass Shand-Tucci, listed below. (For author profiles see Dinitia Smith, "American Culture's Debt to Gay Sons of Harvard", The New York Times, 29 May 2003; Michael Kenny, "Shand-Tucci's Life as Art", Boston Globe, 12 February 1998; and Tom Scocca, "Douglass Shand-Tucci", Boston Phoenix, 29 May 2003).
Books and e-books
Gods of Copley Square/The Boston Brahmin and the Dawn of the Modern American Experience.
Saint Phillips Brooks and the American Hagia Sophia
Ralph Adams Cram, An Architects Four Quests
Free online lecture and MP3 download podcast of book launch lecture at Boston Athenaeum, Nov 17, 2005 www.wqbh.org/forum
Director, London's William Morris Gallery (Journal of Stained Glass, London)
"What Douglass Shand-Tucci has done in [this] book...is to demostrate how much [modernist] disdain [of Cram] turned out to be modernism's loss...[A] consistently fine writer...[in] his architectural descriptions Shand-Tucci excells. In brief paragraphs he is able to lay out a sequence of subtle insights to educate the reader's eye...[an] impressive and rewarding study."
- Sandy Isenstadt,
Yale School of Architecture (Register of Kentucky Historical Society)
The Crimson Letter : Harvard, Homosexuality and the Shaping of American Culture 403pages (St.Martin's Press) 2005
"Belongs on the same shelf as another book on the modern history of American culture, The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menaud."
- William Rees Mogg,
The Times (of London)
"Shand-Tucci's assertions may raise hackles"
- Dinitia Smith,
The New York Times
"[University of Chicago historian] Ames Miller's] copious reference to the historian Douglass Shand-Tucci's studies...[documents the fact that] T.S.Eliot's Harvard provided ample opportunities for him to cast off his Mid-western earnestness".
- Mark Ford,
London Review of Books review of Miller's T.S.Eliot
"[Lincoln] Kirstein's network reminds us how much American arts and letter at mid [20th] century were shaped by a relatively small, largely Harvard-educated, mostly gay group of men".
- Michael Kimmelman,
New York Review of Books review of Martin Duberman's The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein.
Harvard University - An Architectural Tour 344pages (Princeton Architectural Press) 2001
visit www.papress.com (search under "campus guides")
"As stimulating and refreshing a volume on university architecture and design as we are likely to discover...a rich and variegated essay...often witty, sometimes provocative..."
- President Neil Rudenstine of Harvard University (From the Foreword)
Built in Boston: City and Suburb 1800 - 2000 451pages (University of Massachusetts Press) 1999
"So brimful of scholarship and eloquence it challenges comparison with those works on a level with Walter Muir Whitehill, David McCord and Samuel Elliot Morison...A classic."
- Robert Taylor, Boston Globe
"For a certain kind of Echt - Boston understanding and fun, ie , the High Hub experience, there is no one like Douglass Shand-Tucci."
- Christopher Lydon, PBS
"Revolutionary...[Shand-Tucci] is revealed as an original thinker who has a profound grasp on many aspects of the city environment...pioneering work."
- Charles Guiliano, Boston Ledger
The Art of Scandal: The Life and Times of Isabella Stewart Gardner 350pages (Harper Collins) 1997
"Intimate, engrossing biography"
-The New Yorker
"Dares to paint in words the woman John Singer Sargent painted on canvass."
-The New Republic, Daniel Aaron
"Shand-Tucci turns out to be erudite, witty and wise."
"Shand-Tucci has broken every single rule of the genre"
- Karen Heller, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Gardner might have liked [Shand-Tucci's] garulous sociable potrait."
- Diane Middlebrook, The New York Times
Boston Bohemia 568pages (University of Massachusetts Press) 1995
"Brilliant, historic, and profoundly relevant scholarship of the first order."
- Professor Peter Gomes of Harvard University, Boston Book Review
"Superbly researched and captivating."
-The Christian Century
"[Shand-Tucci] writes well, with a cultivated eloquence...[He] is adept at formal analysis...filled with insights"
- Richard Longstreth, American Studies International
"No student of American architecture or, indeed, of our wider culture will want to miss [Boston Bohemia]."
- Joseph Goetz, Commonwealth.
"A many faceted, indeed, jeweled account...one that charts new waters and challenges old perceptions of historical truth."
- New England Quarterly
Ashmont : The Architecture of John Fox and Edwin J Lewis Jr 112pages (Dorchester Historical Society) 1991
An Eliot House Miscellany (Eliot House, Harvard University) 1982
The Boston Rialto: Playhouses, Concert Halls and Movie Palaces 20pages (City Conservation League) 1977
Ralph Adams Cram, American Medievalist 49pages (Boston Public Library) 1975
Church Building in Boston 134pages (Tribune/OSB) 1974
The Second Settlement 204pages ( St.Margaret's Hospital) 1974
All Saints Parish Centennial 84pages (The Parish) 1975
The Gothic Churches of Dorchester 211pages (Tribune) 1972
Lectures, Film and PBS
"Aristocratic Visions: Michaelangelo's Rome and Sargent's Boston: the Boston Brahmin Emersonian Agora." Lecture Series, New England Historical Genealogcial Society, 99 Newbury Street (October 2009)
"The Gods of Copley Square: Dawn of the Modern American Experience",
NEH Distiguished Teaching Professorship, Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum (2008)
Stolen (Rebecca Dreyfus, Persistance of Vision Films (2006)
"Ralph Adams Cram",
Boston Athenaeum (2005)
Downloadable through www.wgbh.org/forum
"A Gay Historian Looks at Gay Harvard / Class of 1972",
Harvard Club of New York (2004)
"Harvard University Architecture",
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston (2003)
"The Sexuality of Phillips Brooks",
Trinity Church, Boston (2003)
"The St.Botolph Club Visits Trinity Church, or John Singer Sargent has a Date with Phillips Brooks",
Historic New England / Boston Athenaeum (2000-2001)
"Isabella Stewart Gardner as a Modernist",
Phillips Collection, Washington DC (2001)
"Machado and Silvetti and the New Moderns",
Boston Society of Architects (1999)
Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus, Commencement Dinner Speaker (1997)
"Isabella Stewart Gardner: The Scandal of Art",
Massachusetts Historical Society (1998)
"Houston and Boston : Ralph Adams Cram",
Rice University, Houston (1994)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1981)
"Boston on the Eve of Aestheticism, Decadence and Proto Modernism",
Museum of Fine Arts (1989)
"Historical / Architectural commentary",
PBS/WGBH Boston, "The Ten O'Clock News with Christopher Lyndon" (1985)
"Chicago and Boston: Ralph Adams Cram",
Art Institute of Chicago (1979)
"Ralph Adams Cram : A Reappraisal",
Cathedral of St.John the Divine, New York (1979)
Articles and Essays
For all Douglass Shand-Tucci's latest scholarly and critical work visit "eScholarship | Douglass Shand-Tucci", this site and consult the archive published alongside the text.
"Thoughts on a Poem about Houqua by H.A.Crosby Forbes",
BackBayHistorical Newsletter ( I 2008 ).
"Boston versus New England",
BackBayHistorical Newsletter ( II 2008 ).
"Renaissance Rome and Emersonian Boston: Michaelangelo and Sargent, Between Triumph and Doubt",
Anglican Theological Review (2002).
"Skyline: Ten essays on Boston Architecture",
Boston Phoenix 1999-2002
"A Gay Harvard Civil War Novel",
Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review 1996
"St.Bartholomew's Church, New York City",
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (1991)
"The Harvard Houses",
From Small Beginnings: Essays on Harvard College Harvard University (1986)
"Harvard, an Architectural History",
New England Quarterly (1985)
"Does the Tower of the Old North Church Belong in Harvard Yard",
Harvard Magazine (1982)
"First Impressions on the Rediscovery of Two New England Art Galleries by Ralph Adams Cram : Japanese Dept. of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Currier Gallery Project, Manchester N.H.",
Currier Gallery Bulletin (1979)
"Johannes Kirchmayer : a Carver of Saints",
Germans in Boston / Goethe Institute (1979)
"Ralph Adams Cram",
American Art Review 1979
"Ralph Adams Cram and Isabella Stewart Gardner",
Fenway Court (1975)