Thomas Weaver

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Thomas Weaver succeeded Roger Conover, who had directed the Art and Architecture list at MIT Press for almost 40 years, in 2019. Many of the series titles and co-publications that Conover helped establish—notably with October, Short Circuits, Writing Architecture, and the Ryerson Image Centre, will continue under Weaver’s editorship, but he is also looking to create new alliances with museums, institutions, and collectives and to bring back more of the stuff of art and architecture into the Art and Architecture list at MIT Press. At the same time he is commissioning books by art and architectural critics, writers, and scholars across a wide historical and geographical spectrum, even if more than range, what he is actively seeking are books that challenge certain entrenched ideas of how academic writing typically expresses itself (which means proposals that advertise not just originality and expertise, but wit, nuance, style, even lyricism), and whose sentences are as beguiling as their images.

Thomas Weaver holds a PhD in architectural history and theory from TU Delft, and can be reached at

Notable Recent Acquisitions: 

Sandfuture by Justin Beal; Paper Graveyards by Eduardo Cadava; Stories from Architecture by Philippa Lewis; Formulations: Architecture, Mathematics, Culture by Andrew Witt; Carrie Mae Weems edited by Sarah Lewis; Donald Judd edited by Annie Ochmanek and Alex Kitnik; Since 1839: Eleven Essays on Photography by Clement Chéroux; The Polyhedrists: Art and Geometry in the Long Sixteenth Century by Noam Andrews; On Bramante by Pier Paolo Tamburelli; Living and Working by Dogma; Notes from Another Los Angeles: Gregory Ain and the Construction of a Social Landscape edited by Anthony Fontenot; Art Demonstration: Group Material and the 1980s by Claire Grace; Matthew Angelo Harrison edited by Natalie Bell and Elena Filipovic; Radical Pedagogies by Beatriz Colomina et al; and Gerhard Richter: Painting After the Subject of History by Benjamin Buchloh.


Justin Beal

Paper Graveyards

Eduardo Cadava

Stories from Architecture

Behind the Lines at Drawing Matter

Philippa Lewis, Adrian Forty


Architecture, Mathematics, Culture

Andrew Witt

The Polyhedrists

Art and Geometry in the Long Sixteenth Century

Noam Andrews

On Bramante

Pier Paolo Tamburelli