My comment on ‘Space — architecture’s final frontier’

Edwin Heathcote a new and welcome voice on the civic nature of Architecture- and in The Financial Times! Or, perhaps I’ve not paid attention to his other essays? It  reminds me of Aline Saarinen, on the Today Show, on NBC, in the early 1960’s. An actual Architectural Critic on morning television? She was an opinionated critic of architecture, and of the arts. Television once aspired to …

Not to forget Ada Louise Huxtable’s ‘The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered’ and ‘Goodbye History, Hello Hamburger’ that reinforces the necessity of the architectural critic’s role, in making a place, not just for the notion of connesership, in all its self-congratulatory iterations, but about the spaces we occupy. and the buildings we confront in our daily lives: the good, the bad and indifferent products of builders/financiers, and their attachment to the current styles and their practitioners.


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