Category Archives: Critics on Critics

CLOG:BIG

I’m very exciting to finally announce the official launch of CLOG. This is a publication I’ve started with 5 other to take a closer look at singular topics important in architecture at the moment. Our first issue is on Bjarke … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Critics on Critics, Events | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

What About Landscape Architecture Criticism?

Speaking of Michael Kimmelman’s new job at the New York Times—what subjects should architecture critics cover? In the Huffington Post, Charles Birnbaum, President of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, calls for better landscape architecture criticism. There’s good news and bad news … Continue reading

Posted in Critic Review, Critics on Critics, Ouroussoff | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kimmelman to Replace Ouroussoff

Michael Kimmelman’s name had been floating around as a possible Ouroussoff replacement for a few weeks, but his appointment was finally made official a few days ago. While Kimmelman has primarily served as an art critic at the paper, he … Continue reading

Posted in Critic Review, Critics on Critics, Events, Ouroussoff | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Should Ouroussoff Be Missed?

As we now all know, Nicolai Ouroussoff may not have been good enough. But in his ArchDaily column The Indicator, Guy Horton argues that we shouldn’t be too quick to jump for joy at the news of the critic’s departure … Continue reading

Posted in Critic Review, Critics on Critics, Ouroussoff, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Critics on Critics: The American Folk Art Museum

I’ve talked about architecture critics criticizing architecture critics, but this past week, we had an interesting example of cross-disciplinary criticism. It all started with the news that the American Folk Art Museum was relocating to a new smaller space near … Continue reading

Posted in Critics on Critics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Starchitecture: Glancey vs. Scruton

Jonathan Glancey at the Guardian reacts to Roger Scruton’s opinion article on starchitecture: “Roger Scruton is a perceptive thinker and can write beautifully, but faced with buildings he finds incomprehensible he sounds like the Alf Garnett of architectural theory.”  http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/apr/14/roger-scruton-architecture-zaha-hadid

Posted in Critic Review, Critics on Critics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Critics on Critics, Ouroussoff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment