Architecture

Colossus of Baghdad Colossus of Baghdad

As conditions worsen inside Baghdad's embattled Green Zone, construction continues on a grandiose US Embassy complex that mirrors Bush Administration delusions of a reordered Middl...

May 29, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Tom Engelhardt

Jane Jacobs’s Genius Jane Jacobs’s Genius

A tribute to Jane Jacobs's extraordinary vision of urban life and her passionate care for people and places.

May 1, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Roberta Brandes Gratz and Stephen A. Goldsmith

25 Questions About the Murder of New Orleans 25 Questions About the Murder of New Orleans

New Orleans did not die an accidental death--it was murdered by deliberate design and planned neglect. Here are twenty-five urgent questions from the people who live in a city subm...

Sep 30, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenot

Mute Point Mute Point

The undulating monoliths in architect Peter Eisenman's Holocaust memorial in Berlin are more banal than beautiful--which suits Eisenman fine.

Sep 29, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Visionaries Wanted Visionaries Wanted

New homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina need not be the penitentiary-style public housing we've come to dread. Bring in architects who know how to create human-scale dwe...

Sep 19, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Nicholas von Hoffman

Memorial Chauvinism Memorial Chauvinism

The controversy over the World Trade Center cultural institutions is one more episode in a long, often bitter dispute over how 9/11 should be remembered and understood.

Sep 8, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Alisa Solomon

Collective Memory and the Holocaust Collective Memory and the Holocaust

An interview with Peter Eisenman, architect of Berlin's new Holocaust memorial.

May 31, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Ross Benjamin

In the Park With Christo In the Park With Christo

From everywhere people flocked to New York City to experience the extraordinary installation in Central Park by the environmental artists Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

Mar 10, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Roberta Brandes Gratz and Stephen A. Goldsmith

The Rebirth of the Modern The Rebirth of the Modern

The letterhead of Columbia University, where I taught for four decades, reads in full "Columbia University in the City of New York," not because there is much likelihood that any...

Jan 13, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

What Are They Reading? What Are They Reading?

Since I'm from California, I sometimes dare to dispute the seemingly popular East Coast belief that my home state is a cultural wasteland.

Apr 13, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Abby Aguirre

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