The Decline And Fall Of Architecture

David Brussat criticizes Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind, and wonders if architecture has "hit the bottom".
August 25, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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ZAHA "HA-HA" HADID won architecture's coveted Pritzker Prize this year. Meanwhile, Chicago spent $52 million for another whirlygig by 1989 Pritzker winner Frank "Copy Me" Gehry, part of the city's newly unveiled $475 million Millennium Park...Architecture has spun out of control...aesthetic theory that explains a work of art has become more important than the work itself.,,modern architecture has strayed from its honest focus, early in the 20th Century, on utility."

Thanks to Tom Iacobucci

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Published on Thursday, July 29, 2004 in The Providence Journal
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