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  • Viewing America Through the Eyes of Outsiders

    Where does one find meaning in a country where the unusual, the important, the beautiful, and the horrible are spread throughout the mundane?

    A Dutch family's road trip across the U.S. reveals that American attractions are embedded in a landscape without a clear focus.

    ARCHITECT July 31, 2014

     
  • Copyright Construction

    Apple and a number of other commercial enterprises are filing for, and receiving, protection for distinctive retail environments.

    Apple and a number of other commercial enterprises are filing for, and receiving, protection for distinctive retail environments.

    ARCHITECT July 28, 2014

     
  • Symbolism of Skyscrapers: The Meaning of High-Rises Around the World

    How do the towers of today compare to the skyscrapers of the past?

    How do the towers of today compare to the skyscrapers of the past?

    ARCHITECT July 23, 2014

     
  • MoMA Passes Over Antonelli Again in Appointment of Chief Curator

    Every decision at MoMA, the temple of modernism, influences how many of us perceive architecture and design. How should we interpret the recent appointment of Martino Stierli as chief curator of those fields?

    The recent selection of Martino Stierli as MoMA's new chief curator of architecture and design left Aaron Betsky wondering why the museum chose the Swiss professor over its own senior curator, Paola Antonelli.

    ARCHITECT July 21, 2014

     
  • LACMA's Mistake by the Tar Pit

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan says he wants L.A. to produce more architectural hits than just Disney Hall. Can the museum do just that, given Peter Zumthor's new plans?

    Are Peter Zumthor's new plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art necessary? Here are some alternative design solutions for the museum to consider.

    ARCHITECT July 16, 2014

     
  • General Electric's Generic Building

    Will money trump quality in the review of the proposed GE office building in Cincinnati?

    Will money trump quality in the review of the proposed GE office building in Cincinnati?

    ARCHITECT July 14, 2014

     
 

About the Blogger

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.