April 2015

A rare voice of optimism in architecture

Mr. Kushner’s talk on architecture is ambitious in scope and scale, and yet entirely accessible. His description of the reception of Frank Gehry’s Bilbao Museum – “[This was] a rare moment when critics, academics and general public were completely united” – could easily be applied to his talk as well.

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Burn Victim: Builder Schlock

Burn ward_Huxtable on builder schlock

“It is the builder’s shrewd invention of a cheap gimmick meant to evoke the older, legitimate vernacular with consummate shoddiness of execution and intent.”

– Ada Louise Huxtable, “Marblehead,” Have You Kicked A Building Lately?

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