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  • Paris Opera, Louis Vuitton Museum Show What's Happened to the City of Light

    A postcard from Paris: Aaron Betsky on the spectacle of culture.

    A postcard from Paris: Aaron Betsky on the spectacle of culture.

    ARCHITECT October 01, 2014

     
  • Artwashing: Modernism's Revenge

    Aaron Betsky observes the grit of Brutalist affordable housing units being "artwashed" into appealing nouveau-chic condos in London.

    Aaron Betsky observes the grit of Brutalist affordable housing units being "artwashed" into appealing nouveau-chic condos in London.

    ARCHITECT September 26, 2014

     
  • No to Eisenhower, Yes to Prada

    Aaron Betsky finds, in the news about the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., and a Prada Store installation in Marfa, Texas, a tangled mixture of art, commerce, and architecture.

    Aaron Betsky finds, in the news about the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., and a Prada Store installation in Marfa, Texas, a tangled mixture of art, commerce, and architecture.

    ARCHITECT September 23, 2014

     
  • Beyond Banham: L.A. and the New Normal

    The once-outlandish landscapes of Los Angeles are becoming, as Aaron Betsky notes, all too familiar.

    The once-outlandish landscapes of Los Angeles are becoming, as Aaron Betsky notes, all too familiar.

    ARCHITECT September 16, 2014

     
  • SCI-Arc Keeps Us Wondering

    A sample of thesis projects presented at the Southern California Institute of Architecture last weekend.

    Thesis presentations at the Southern California Institute of Architecture showcase designs of anything, but hardly any buildings.

    ARCHITECT September 11, 2014

     
  • On Top of the World: The Intersection of Architecture and Extreme Sports

    Daredevils travel to the peaks of the towers and bridges to capture photographs and videos so beautiful that we imagine ourselves there too.

    Urban explorers scale high-rises and bridges, conquering the cityscape, defying the limits of their bodies, and documenting their adventures with stomach-churning photos and videos.

    ARCHITECT September 09, 2014

     
 

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Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky is the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the author of more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design. Trained at Yale as an architect, he served in 2008 as director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. Aaron worked as a designer for Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Hodgetts + Fung, taught for many years at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and between 1995 and 2001 was curator of architecture and design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. From 2001 to 2006 Aaron was director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.

 

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