Suffice it to say, authors are their own editors these days. But they still do not control the production process. Trying to respond to the changing marketplace for books, Princeton Architectural Press attempted to produce the second revised edition of The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America’s Embassies using new technology. Inadvertently, the wrong index was inserted into the first books in the paperback edition published in 2010. A copy of the proper index is available here: for anyone who received a book from the first run (subsequently recalled and now a collector’s item). Thanks largely to the subvention made possible by the generosity of the Delavan Foundation, PAP republished the book with the proper index in 2011. JCL/ArchDip GOOD Index copy.pdf

ERRATA in the 2011 revised second edition:

Jane Loeffler 1) The photograph in Fig. 10 (in the book) is supposed to show the main entrance to the U.S. Embassy (office building) in Paris (at left), but a photo of the garden entrance to the residence in Paris was substituted instead.

The garden entrance to the residence is shown on the following page in Fig. 15.

Figure 1: U.S. Embassy, Paris, France, designed by Delano & Aldrich (FBO)




Jane Loeffler2) Information in the second paragraph on Page 24 should be corrected to read: The Department purchased a handsome villa in Oslo in 1924, for example (fig. 3). Built in 1911 by former Norwegian Consul General Hans Olsen and his wife Mina Nobel Olsen (niece of Alfred Nobel), the villa was designed by noted Norwegian national romantic architect Henrik Bull.

Figure 2: U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Oslo, Norway (Villa Otium) in 2011 (Ambassador’s Residence, Oslo, R. Loeffler)




(For more information on the history of that property, known as Villa Otium, see the entire book recently published by Embassy Oslo: 2012 BOOK Villa Otium A Diplomatic Home.