Kevin D. Murphy has been researching and writing about 19th- and 20th-century architecture for more than 20 years. He taught architectural history at the University of Virginia and is currently Associate Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Brooklyn College. Murphy is the author of several books and his essays have appeared in numerous scholarly publications. Radek Kurzaj's architectural photographs have appeared in numerous international magazines and several books, including Abrams' Cottages by the Sea, Living Large in Small Spaces, Colonial Houses, Treehouses of the World, and The Abrams Guide to American House Styles. He resides in Szcecin, Poland, and New York.