It highlighted that I find myself in a very strange frame of mind in relation to these various 'starchitects'. Because they are all so bloody talented at something, it is all the more offensive how cavalier most of them are.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Saturday, 7 February 2015
The paper bag opens
Typical was the rant by Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney's resident public intellectual, architecture critic. Before I quote her, let me be quite clear: I am really pleased that Farrelly can survive by her writing, and she has every right to a fairly held opinion. I am even more pleased that Gehry's building prompts Sydney people to be interested in architecture, and to debate it. So what does Farrelly have to say? First ad hominem, attack the man:
"Frank Gehry is the Kim Kardashian of contemporary architecture: all curves, no content."