Americans in Paris tells the story of the influential group of American architecture students who attended the world-renowned École des Beaux-Arts and went on to design and build many of our nation’s most recognized and prestigious buildings and monuments. American alumni of the École des Beaux-Arts, famous for being the world’s greatest art and architecture school at the time, include Richard Morris Hunt, Guy Lowell, John Russell Pope, Julia Morgan, Julian Abele, and many others.
Margot M. Ellis was educated at Manhattanville College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in French Studies, and at Harvard University, where she received a master’s degree in Anthropology. Hired as a research assistant by Jean-Paul Carlhian, Miss Ellis spent 15 years completing the manuscript of Americans in Paris and brought it to publication after the death of Mr. Carlhian in 2012. Following its publication by Rizzoli International in September 2014, Miss Ellis spent four years lecturing courtesy of ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture & Art), among others. ICAA is co-publisher through its Classical America series. She lectured for 13 of its 16 chapters nationwide as well as presenting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Miss Ellis is an author and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
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