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Forum Newsletter – March/April 1991

Articles:

Chaos and its (Dis)Contents: The Boys O’Freud
Joe Day

Violated Perfection: A Critical Review
Diane Ghirardo

The Armand Hammer Museum and Mausoleum or Life After Death, Building Beyond Blandness
Aaron Betsky

When called upon to discuss their work they hedge. They’ll talk about baseball and fish, Derrida and Oldenburg, lit theory and pop art, new girlfriends and children. Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry are the Corleone brothers of avant-garde architecture, refusing […]

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 […]

It is hard to find good things to say about the architecture of the Armand Hammer Museum and Cultural Center in Westwood. Unfortunately, the combination of incompetence in planning and desperate, empty gesturing in appearance is nothing new in Los […]