Monthly Archives: March 2011

On Lange and Ouroussoff

Just over a year ago, Alexandra Lange published an article titled, “Why Nicolai Ourousoff Is Not Good Enough.” For critics to criticize other critics is a tricky thing. It can easily be read as jealousy – wishing you had someone … Continue reading

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Pritzker Prize 2011 for Eduardo Souto de Moura

While the Pritzker Prize website hasn’t announced it yet, the name of the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner is sweeping across the internet: Eduardo Souto de Moura. The news came unexpectedly, with a strange Pritzker forecast year. A Daily Dose of … Continue reading

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Theory for Thought

I was really happy to see this month’s Architectural Review (and not just because its bright yellow cover reminded me it’s almost spring). More and more, I pick up magazines and flip through in a few minutes, taking in the … Continue reading

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On Temko

As I think is clear by now, I greatly appreciate when critics realize their worth and importance. Critics can have a great influence on architectural and urban issues, a power which can be used for bad as well as good. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hearts of the City

Herbert Muschamp was known as an advocate of innovation; he often criticized the lack of serious new architecture in the US and looked at architecture in connection to culture and politics, considering for example, the role of Republicans and Democrats … Continue reading

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In the case of Sorkin vs. Goldberger:

“Are you friendly with Michael Sorkin today?” This was one of the questions Architect’s Newspaper asked Paul Goldberger in their article “On Criticism” (if you still haven’t read it, seriously – what are you waiting for). “Yes, we actually are. … Continue reading

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Reply All: Future Plans

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, released the first comprehensive, 10-year plan for the development of 520 miles of NYC shoreline. While the mayor was previously criticized for allowing IKEA to set up camp on … Continue reading

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