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Paul Goldberger + Mark Lamster Lecture

Join writers Paul Goldberger and Mark Lamster for a conversation about Lamster’s recent book The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century, as well as the process of writing architectural biographies. Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, spent fifteen years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker and began his career at the New York Times, where […]

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Paul Goldberger’s tribute to Rafael Moneo for the 2017 Praemium Imperiale

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo is one of five 2017 Praemium Imperiale laureates, an annual prize of 15 million yen (approximately $136,000) given by The Japan Art Association. The other winners are performer Mikhail Baryshnikov, Senegalese world music star Youssou N’Dour, as well as Iranian video artist Shirin Neshat and Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui. At a ceremony […]

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Building Art: Paul Goldberger on Frank Gehry

For many, Frank Gehry is considered the most important living architect. To Chicagoans, his undulating Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is at the very heart of our city. Paul Goldberger, the New Yorker’s architecture critic and author of Why Architecture Matters, finds that understanding Gehry’s work and personal story holds undeniable appeal. In Building […]

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Sarasota Modern: Paul Rudolph and beyond

Modernism celebrations and conferences are becoming more numerous. After such an event gains a certain amount of local awareness, the challenge for organizers is to make it continue to appeal to a range of interested parties, from docents in Pucci dresses to scholars in button-down shirts. How do you avoid devolving into a love of […]

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At Sarasota Modernism Weekend Paul Rudolph dazzles—for a price

Sharp winter sunlight pours over the Umbrella House on Lido Key in Florida as a group of modern architecture enthusiasts begin their morning yoga class with a sun salutation. Shadow and light battle beneath the 3,000 square-foot wooden canopy of the house, casting a latticed reflection on the pool below. Built in 1953 by the […]

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Paul P. Cret, storied Philadelphia architect, highlighted in Athenaeum show

A number of local institutions are marking the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s majestic boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, by celebrating one of its leading architects: Paul P. Cret. Under consideration since the Civil War, the development of the parkway occupied Philadelphia for the first third of the 20th century. Philadelphia and other American cities planning similar projects […]

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Goldberger Sets Sail With Gehry and Lynn

Some recent tweeting by Paul Goldberger revealed that the Vanity Fair contributing editor had set sail off the coast of L.A. with architects/ seamen Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn. Broadcasting from FOGGY, Gehry’s Beneteau First 44.7 fiberglass sailboat, Goldberger sent out a rakish pic of Gehry at the wheel. (The name “FOGGY,” in case you […]

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Goldberger Discusses Themes for Scully Prize Speech

It’s been quite a year for architecture critic Paul Goldberger, and almost as dizzying for his readers as for him. But the The New Yorker‘s loss has turned out to be Vanity Fair‘s gain, giving the glossy additional gravitas. Now the National Building Museum has added Goldberger to its illustrious roster of Vincent Scully Prize […]

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Breaking> Goldberger Departing New Yorker, Bound for Vanity Fair

Rumors have been circulating that Paul Goldberger was leaving his prized perch as architecture critic at the New Yorker.  It appears he’s been given a golden parachute from Condé Nast in the form of a contributing editor title at Vanity Fair, where he will cover architecture and design. AN has obtained an undated press release from […]

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