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architecture critic , curator of Central Park

Henry Hope Reed, American writer, editor. Recipient Arnold Brunner award Architectural League New York, 1957; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1960. Member Horticultural Society New York (board directors), National Sculpture Society (board directors), Greensward Foundation (board directors).

Background

Reed, Henry Hope was born on September 25, 1915 in New York City. Son of Henry Hope and Elizabeth Digby (Leeds) Reed.

Education

He also studied decorative arts at the École du Louvre in Paris.

Career

Instructor city planning, Yale University, New Haven, 1951-1952;director walking tours, Municipal Art Society, New York City, 1956-1959;director walking tours, Museum City of New York, New York City, 1960-1966;curator Central Park, Parks Department, New York City, 1966-1969;curator of parks, Parks Department, New York City, 1970-1972;president, Classical American, New York City, since 1977. Co-founder Classical America, 1968.

Works

Views

In 1952, he published his first work critical of modernism, a point of view he held until his death.

Membership

Member Horticultural Society New York (board directors), National Sculpture Society (board directors), Greensward Foundation (board directors).

Connections

Married Constance Feeley, March 8, 1968.

father:
Henry Hope Reed

mother:
Elizabeth Digby (Leeds) Reed

spouse:
Constance Feeley