Sylvia Lavin guest edits this issue, soliciting statements from various participants in various initiatives, which offers an educational glimpse of the lay of the changing architectural land regarding the education of an architect.
On the Search for a New Dean Dianne Ghirrardo, Associate Professor Through some strange sequence of events, an astonishing number of schools are seeking new deans this year. Not surprisingly, one of the first questions asked by faculty members is … | +
(or, just Out of Spite?) Out of Site: A Social Criticism of Architecture, edited by Diane Ghirardo, (Seattle: Bay Press, 1991), 249 pages, $16.95 essays by Margaret Crawford, Mike Davis, Rosalyn Deutsche, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo, Vincent Pecora, Tony Schuman and Ferruccio … | +
Chaos and its (Dis)Contents: The Boys O’Freud
Violated Perfection: A Critical Review
The Armand Hammer Museum and Mausoleum or Life After Death, Building Beyond Blandness
Violated Perfection: Architecture and the Fragmentation of the Modern, Aaron Betsky, Rizzoli, 1990, 208 pp., illus., $50 hard cover, $35 paper back In Violated Perfection, Aaron Betsky attempts to place the work of a diverse group of contemporary architects into … | +
She wore a yellow jacket and a two-foot high pillbox hat. She explained that she was currently engaged in “investigations along a Freudian-Lacanian axis,” though her “ground had been somewhat disturbed” by the recent earthquakes. After the presentation, she then … | +