Category Archives: Ouroussoff

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

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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

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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

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News Alert: Ouroussoff Leaving the New York Times

According to reports from Architect’s Newspaper, Nicolai Ouroussoff has announced that he is leaving the New York Times!  It’s worth reading AN’s brief report if only for their mention of Ouroussoff submitting his own Pulitzer nomination package this year. I … Continue reading

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HL23: Ouroussoff on the open road

As Nicolai Ouroussoff explains in his recent review of HL23, Neil Denari is an architect we don’t hear much about. I’ve followed the construction progress of this building which stands next to the High Line on 23rd street, and I … Continue reading

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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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Local Building

In this week’s Oculus magazine, the journal published by the New York Chapter of the AIA, Lucy Bullivant wrote an article called, “Why Isn’t Architecture a U.S. Export Priority?” It’s a headline that immediately grabbed my attention because it’s such … Continue reading

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