Christian Bjone is a New York City architect educated at the University of Illinois and Princeton University. He is author of First House: The Grid, the Figure and the Void, about mid-century houses; Art and Architecture: Strategies in Collaboration, on the history of architecture and its interaction with the arts; and Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture, examining Johnson’s use of contemporary and historic cultural influences in his own work.

He is currently writing Almost Nothing: 100 Artists Comment on the Work of Mies van der Rohe, a survey of contemporary artists who have used Mies’s designs as the basis of artistic statements; and the children’s book, The Robots are Wearing Goldfish Bowls, a tale of robots creating chaos in an otherwise normal day.