Roulhac B. Toledano is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books as well as a prominent lecturer, authority on historical architecture, and artist. In 1997, Toledano was honored as the recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects International Book Award. She has contributed articles pertaining to travel, history features, and architectural history to various publications, including the Washington Roll Call, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and Richmond Times Dispatch.
Her contributions to the field of architecture are not limited solely to the written word. Toledano regularly conducts lectures to college students and adult groups, discussing historic architecture and art. She has also worked tirelessly to preserve the historic architecture she so loves by cofounding several historical preservation organizations such as the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center. In addition to preserving national architectural gems, Toledano fosters a global community as a member of the board of directors of Alliance Français of Charlottesville. She is active in developing a sister program in Besançon, France.
Toledano received a BFA in art history from Newcomb College of Tulane University. In her her most recent book, a biography of François Coty, Toledano puts her meticulous research skills to work in researching the life of the perfume industrialist.When she is not occupied by lecturing, writing, or historical preservation, she indulges her artistic tendencies through her textile designs. She specializes in silk scarves and toiles featuring historic architectural imagery. Toledano lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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