Makoto Uedo was born in Tokyo in 1935. He graduated from Waseda University School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I. He has worked as editorial staff for Kenchiku, as an Editor-in-Chief of Toshijutaku (first published in 1968), and as Editor-in-Chief of GA HOUSES. Currently, he is a freelancer and the Editor-in-Chief of SUMAI Library Publishing Company. He also received the Architectural Institute of Japan Culture Award 2003; he has written many books, including Shugogutaku Monogatari (photo by Hiroo Kikai, published by Misuzu Shobo, 2004) and Toshi Jutaku Chronicle (two volumes, published by Misuzu Shobo, 2007 and 2011).