Mosette Broderick is the Director of Urban Design and Architecture Studies and the MA program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture in the Department of Art History at NYU. She teaches courses on urban subjects, American and English architecture and the art in, and history of, New York City Museums. She teaches a class on urbanism in London in the summers and has enjoyed many a January in Florence with the presidential Honors students. Many of the classes she teaches take place on the streets of New York and London and in the museums of these cities.
Her new book, TRIUMVIRATE: McKim, Mead & White – Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class In America’s Gilded Age, will appear this fall from Alfred A . Knopf. She has written on architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries including, among others, The Villard Houses: Life Story of a Landmark. New York, 1980. Her next book will be a saunter up Fifth Avenue from Washington Square North to 95th Street at the height of its importance, a century ago. Although almost every house is long gone, readers will be able to examine each house, meet the owner/renter and revel in his/her collections. It will be a fictive house tour of the homes immortalized in novels by Edith Wharton and Henry James. She would then like to write about the German Americans who built the great department stores.
Broderick has lectured widely, done articles and reviews and has volunteered for various for civic associations.