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Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture

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PAUL GOLDBERGER
ON THE AGE OF ARCHITECTURE
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry, the CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas, the Getty Center by Richard Meier, the Times Building by Renzo Piano: Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger’s tenure at The New Yorker has documented a captivating era in the world of architecture, one in which larger-than-life buildings, urb...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by The Monacelli Press (first published 2009)
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Ryan
This is a great collection of essays by Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker and formerly the New York Times and Metropolis.

Building Up and Tearing Down is a nice compliment to Alain de Botton's The Architecture of Happiness, swapping the emotional bent of Botton's book for one which takes a more traditional look at architecture from a pragmatic and stoic point of view. Like reading movie reviews by Roger Ebert, Golberger's critiques of famous and not-so-famous buildings are p...more
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