A Gilded Age at Architectural Digest
Snobbish New Yorkers may have snickered at the glitziness Paige Rense favored in the pages of Architectural Digest, but the rest of America lapped it up. Love it or loathe it, her approach conveyed an impressively unified vision and it did indeed make AD’s parent company, Knapp Communications, pots of money.
November 4, 2018
Robert Venturi: Visionary of Main Street
Rather than being ironic and condescending, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s commercial and quotidian borrowings represented their belief that “Main Street is almost all right,” and that there is much to be learned from popular taste. Their support of a more egalitarian, inclusive approach to high-style architecture might have been their most important accomplishment.
October 3, 2018