Generous support for this book has come from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Research and writing have been supported by Harvard University through a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship and an Eliot Fellowship. I am grateful for the steadfast faith and wise counsel of Susan Bielstein, my editor at the University of Chicago Press, and for the dedication of everyone at the press who has helped give this material its final form, especially James Toftness and C. Steven LaRue. I also thank the anonymous readers of my manuscript. Their comments evince the best and most selfless intellectual support one could hope to find.
I have presented this research to more groups and institutions than can be listed here. I am grateful to all of my interlocutors. From the start, I benefited from the encouragement and insight of Michael Hays, Hashim Sarkis, and Peter Galison. The responses of Daniel Abramson, Lucia Allais, Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Christine Boyer, Beatriz Colomina, John Harwood, Timothy Hyde, Mark Jarzombek, and Reinhold Martin have also been especially helpful. Early portions of this material have appeared in the volumes Atomic Dwelling and Architecture and Authorship and in the journal Grey Room. I thank the editors of these publications—Robin Schuldenfrei, Tim Anstey, Katja Grillner, Rolf Hughes, and T’ai Smith—for their tireless attention and many beneficial suggestions.
Crucial if less formal support has come from generous colleagues and friends who have formed my intellectual communities at and beyond several universities. I am thankful to them all, especially Luke Ogrydziak, Zoë Prillinger, Tamsin Todd, Sarah Churchwell, Charissa Terranova, Scott Rothkopf, Harry Mallgrave, Frank Flury, David Goodman, John Ronan, Michelangelo Sabatino, Aden Kumler, Ralph Ubl, Maja Naef, Heinrich Jaeger, Jessica Stockholder, Patrick Chamberlain, and Bill Brown.