Myller, Rolf 1926-2006

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Myller, Rolf 1926-2006
(David Brown, Rolf Milonas)


See index for CA sketch: Born October 13, 1926, in Germany; died of Parkinson's disease, March 23, 2006, in New York, NY. Architect and author. Although an architect by profession, Myller was known for writing works for children and puzzle books. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1951 from Cornell University, he was a draftsman for two years in New York City. Myller then started his own private practice as an architect in 1958, which lasted for twenty years. Later, he taught at the Pratt Institute, the New York School for Interior Design, and the New York Institute of Technology. Finally, from 1989 to 1994, he was employed by the Department of General Services in New York; he also was a docent at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum until 1998. Myller's first book for children, How Big Is a Foot? (1962), would prove to be his best seller. Other works included puzzle books such as Mazes: 60 Beautiful and Beastly Labyrinths with Solutions (1976), books on architecture, such as The Design of the Small Public Library (1966), and guides such as Sweet & Sour: Uncle Rolf's Guide to Eating in New York's Chinatown (1991). Under the pen name David Brown he wrote Someone Always Needs a Policeman (1972), and as Rolf Milonas he authored Fantasex: A Book of Erotic Games for the Adult Couple (1975).



New York Times, March 25, 2006, p. B17.