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Andrea Oppenheimer Dean

Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, freelance writer, editor, lecturer. American Academy in Rome fellow, since 1979, Australia Arts Council fellow, 1985. Advisory committee rural studio board chair Going Home Inc., since 2005; Member Lambda Alpha.

Background

  • Dean, Andrea Oppenheimer Came to the United States, 1941, naturalized. Daughter of Heinz Ernst and Kaethe Edith (Gassmann) Oppenheimer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia University, 1957.

    Career

    • Art columnist, associate editor District of Columbia Gazette, Washington, 1970-1973. Contributing editor Washingtonian magazine, 1971-1973. Freelance art columnist Washington Post/Washington Star, 1971-1974.

      Editor Women's Work magazine, Washington, 1974-1975. Executive editor Architecture magazine, 1975-1990, editor-at-large, 1990-1991. Freelance art and architecture Smithsonian magazine, 1980-1992.

      Editor-at-large History Preservation magazine, 1991-1997. Contributing editor Landscape Architecture, 1996-1999, Architectural Record, since 1997.

    Works

    • Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency
    • For almost ten years, Samuel Mockbee, a recent MacArthur Grant recipient, and his architecture students at Auburn University have been designing and building striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County.

    Membership

    Advisory committee rural studio board chair Going Home Inc., since 2005. Member Lambda Alpha.

    Connections

    • Children: Joanna, Nathaniel, Lisa. Married Grant Scott Shotwell, June 28, 1986.
    • father: Heinz Ernst Oppenheimer
    • mother: Kaethe Edith (Gassmann) Oppenheimer
    • spouse: Grant Scott Shotwell
    • children: Joanna Dean
    • Nathaniel Dean
    • Lisa Dean
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    • 1957
      Columbia University
    • 1971 - 1973
      contributing editor Washingtonian magazine
    • 1971 - 1974
      freelance art columnist Washington Post/Washington Star
    • 1974 - 1975
      editor Women's Work, magazine
      Washington, United States
    • 1975 - 1990
      executive, editor Architecture magazine
    • 1980 - 1992
      freelance art and architect, ure Smithsonian magazine
    • 1990 - 1991
      executive, editor Architecture magazine
    • 1991 - 1997
      editor-at-large History Preservation magazine
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