In tribute to Herbert Muschamp, the architecture critic for The New York Times, one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural. Agents provocateurs have a dismal survival rate at the culturally conservative New York Times, but for 12 years, starting in , architecture critic Herbert. Like the man himself, Hearts of the City: The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp (Knopf, $50) is going to offend a lot of people. The book is nearly .

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December 31, National Building Museum will showcase basketball courts around the world. His blockbuster beauties are Gehry and Koolhaas, the poet and the genius, representing the twin poles of beauty and reason.

He had a way of keeping you honest. And he never let up. My heart sank as I watched John Beyer of the architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle attempt to describe these hapless proposals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the time of his death he reportedly had just finished his memoirs. He also served as director of the graduate program in architecture and design criticism at the Parsons School of Design from to, a role that must have satisfied his desire to impress moldable intellects but hardly indulged his talent for the kind of performance writing that became his hallmark.

These days the job is unthinkable without recourse to a vein-popping barrage of short- and long-haul flights. Willfully personal, riddled with non-sequiturs, idiosyncratic to the point of surrealism, a new Muschamp piece in the morning culture pages would inevitably have the emails flying by lunchtime: He may have been the last newspaper critic with the power to write what he wanted at the length he prescribed.


After 10 years. In tribute to Herbert Muschamp, architecture critic for The New York Times

Login Username Password Remember Me. In places this comes across as a tad kooky, but somehow it all hangs together. Rest in peace, Herbert Muschamp. muschsmp

Inspiring piece I must say! Herbert Muschamp made architecture a subject accessible to everyone and he seized on a moment when the repetitive battles and the heated debate between Modernists and Post-Modernists had muschmp way to a surge of new architects and works that put architecture back in the public spotlight.

Muschamp was arguably the first global critic. Is a little daring, a little excitement, a little sexiness too much to ask for on this sacred site?

The New York Times, 18 de Abril de Such people have something to contribute, sometimes. This motivated Muschamp to engage in boisterous conversations outside the home in later years, particularly in herbrrt company of such up-and-coming architects as Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo ScofidioFrank GehryRem KoolhaasJean NouvelBernard Tschumi and Tod Williamswhich formed the basis for his perceptive and often vehement architectural commentary and criticism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beyer Blinder Belle’s work is occasionally competent: How long did Landman wait before spreading the news — days?

Herbert Muschamp — Charlie Rose

This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat Recent Manhattan banality, WTC7, Hearst at the top of the heap, will hegbert unchallenged, accepted by the sprinkling of gold dust from afar and nearby those who pride conformance with the party line, and too many Manhattans slid down by another. Flicking a feather across their assembled nipples, he scolds, “Girls, if you’re not erect, I’m not erect. Muschamp was one of the very few architecture critics of the last 20 years for whom one can pinpoint what he stood for.


This is what criticism should be. Muscha,p he knew you muschzmp deliver more he would demand more. The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp. Hearts of the City: I was painfully reminded of another much more casual presentation one glorious autumn on Capri.

Muschamp himself became something of a prima donna. As a yapper from the sidelines he might have been alright. Archived at the Wayback Machine. And yet nothing would be the same. And though some may have felt Muschamp was too highfalutin for his own good, his cultural literacy — from Walter Benjamin to Armani hfrbert The Matrix — is one of the aspects that elevated his columns to serious criticism. What is striking, though, even muschhamp his shorter form, is his erudition: