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A More Design-Savvy World

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger says that the real change in the last couple of decades is that high-quality design has become more mainstream, even if a lot of stuff is still "lousy."
March 17, 2011, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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In an interview with Daniel Fromson, Goldberger says we've become more sophisticated: "...look at the difference between, say, an iPhone and a Princess phone, or a flat-screen television and the faux-French Provincial TV cabinets we grew up seeing..."

Goldberger also talks about the effect of computer-aided design on architecture, which he sees as both good and bad:

"Within all of the rich possibilities digital technology brings to architecture, it also holds forth the false promise that you can forget about drawing. There is nothing like an image created by the human hand..."

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Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011 in The Atlantic
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