The Rise Of 'Starchitects'

Architecture critic Blair Kamin traces the rise of celebrity architects and wonders if local firms do a better job than out-of-town "starchitects."

"[T]he rise of starchitects like Italy's Renzo Piano and Spain's Santiago Calatrava begs a broader set of questions about the impact of globalization on an art that ultimately is local. Should 15 or 20 starchitects be designing all the world's great buildings?"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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