Author Peter M. Wolf
Peter Wolf - Quick Facts
- Favorite Activity (not related to writing): Tennis
- Favorite place to go when thinking through a plot issue or book idea: My bed.
- Favorite Authors: William Zinsser; William Shakespeare
- Favorite Book: Confederacy of Dunces
- Favorite Movie: Casablanca
- Favorite Pastimes: Writing, painting watercolor, and travel to remote places.
- Favorite Speech and why: Any Winston Churchill World War II speech.
- What do you most like about being an author: Learning, and the process of creating.
- Education: Yale University (B.A); Tulane University (M.A.); New York University, Institute of Fine Arts (PhD)
Of Importance . . .
In my writing I try to open new experiences and new ideas. The South is important to me, I’m from New Orleans. And so is the ambiguity of being a secular Jew in America with a seven generation background in New Orleans.
In previous writings about architecture, urbanism, and town planning I sought to interest the general reader in critical issues that everyone can be involved in, that affect the destiny of their community and the destiny of our planet. There is in depth research in these books, notably about land and planning.
Community . . .
- Boards: Guild Hall; One to World; The Village Preservation Society
- Societies: Whitney Museum of American Art, Library Fellow;
Universities: Yale University (B.A); Tulane University (M.A.), New York University, Institute of Fine Arts (PhD)
- Clubs: Yale Club, New York; Lawn Tennis Club, New Orleans
- Teaching: Pratt Institute; New York University; Cooper Union
- Contributions to Other Publications: Art in America; Antiques Magazine
- Land In America: Its Value, Use and Control
- The Future of the City: New Directions in Urban Planning
- Eugène Henard and the Beginning of Urbanism in Paris 1900-1914
- Land Use and Abuse in America
- The Evolving City: Urban Design Proposals by Ulrich Franzen and Paul Rudolph
- Hot Town: The Future of the Fastest Growing Communities in America
- Another Chance for Cities
I am working on a new book which will be non-fiction.