About Theo Mackey Pollack

Theo Mackey Pollack has a master’s degree in City & Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He is also a graduate of the Rutgers Law School in Newark. Mr. Pollack practices law in New Jersey, and is a consultant on urban-planning projects, including Hurricane Sandy recovery.

Did Edward Hopper Hate the City?

By |2018-10-24T23:30:09-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Art, Nature|

Few artists have captured the essence of America’s industrial urbanism with the precision of Edward Hopper (1882-1967). His images depict an intricate landscape shaped by factories and railroads, and by the collision of traditional European forms with the novelty of American, electric-lit night. His human subjects manifest a pervasive sense of alienation among individuals of [...]

Greetings From Asbury Park: The Revival of a City on the Shore

By |2018-09-13T10:10:28-05:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Bruce Springsteen, Culture|

Asbury Park postcard, sometime between 1930-1945. When I was a teenager, in the late 1990s, Asbury Park, New Jersey had fallen on hard times. The kinetic energy of the small shore city—Ferris wheels and carousels, breezy counters with young people selling waffle cones and hamburgers to beachgoers in the salty air—was largely gone. [...]

A Long & Living Tradition: Architecture, Ancient and Modern

By |2021-02-11T16:00:29-06:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Civilization, Culture, Europe, Rome|

Leon Battista Alberti’s work remains a guidebook for those who value the traditions of both classical and post-Renaissance European architecture. To read Alberti today is to discover an essential link in that long and living tradition. Like a signal from the past, Leon Battista Alberti’s De re aedificatoria—On the Art of Building, completed in 1452—transmitted [...]

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