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Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky is a critic and author of more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design. Trained at Yale, Betsky has worked as a designer for Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Hodgetts + Fung, taught at SCI-Arc, and served as the director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. He is currently the dean at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin and Taliesin West.

Aaron Betsky's Posts

In Defense of Architectural SpectacleIn Defense of Architectural Spectacle

Columnist Aaron Betsky takes on the question of spectacle in architecture, as posed by CityLab's Kriston Capps. Read more

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Normalcore America: Hillary Clinton's AnnouncementNormalcore America: Hillary Clinton's Announcement

Columnist Aaron Betsky opines on Hillary Rodham Clinton's announcement of her candidacy, and its surprising lack of place. Read more

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Why We Should Leave Ancient Monuments in PlaceWhy We Should Leave Ancient Monuments in Place

Columnist Aaron Betsky reacts to news of monument destruction with thoughts on the practice of historic preservation of antiquities. Read more

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Big Blocks Are Taking Over AmericaBig Blocks Are Taking Over America

Columnist Aaron Betsky notes the prevalence of Type 3 housing developments and proposes alternatives to big box residences. Read more

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Surfing the Spanish Colonial RevivalSurfing the Spanish Colonial Revival

Columnist Aaron Betsky seeks the roots of Spanish Colonial Revival in Riverside, Calif. Read more

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