Aaron Betsky


Aaron Betsky's Latest Posts

  • Not Pushing the Button: Christopher Williams' Photography Complex

    The artist's MoMA exhibit, "The Production Line of Happiness," is a visual field focused on the relationship between humans and machines.

    The artist's MoMA exhibition, "The Production Line of Happiness," is a visual field focused on the relationship between humans and machines.

    ARCHITECT August 28, 2014

  • Four Questions Beyond Buildings

    Here are some of the hottest topics up for debate concerning the discipline and profession of architecture.

    Here are some of the hottest topics up for debate concerning the discipline and profession of architecture.

    ARCHITECT August 26, 2014

  • Using Geography to Accommodate Growth: A Proposal for San Francisco's Developments

    San Francisco is an extreme example of what is wrong with planning in American cities. Here's why and how the city can fix that.

    Columnist Aaron Betsky discusses how his ideas for planning in the city have changed over the past 15 years.

    ARCHITECT August 21, 2014

  • The Evil of Banality and How Architects Can Fight It

    Bad design is sucking the life out of our human-made environment.

    Aaron Betsky continues his discussion of architecture, morality, ethics, and the meaning of beauty.

    ARCHITECT August 19, 2014

  • The Futurist Promise Unfulfilled

    The Guggenheim examines the movement that reconstructed the universe.

    The Guggenheim Museum's "Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe" evaluates the historical and cultural movement from F. T. Marinetti's manifesto to the end of World War II.

    ARCHITECT August 13, 2014

  • The Brooklynization of Manhattan

    How is the Brooklyn aesthetic influencing design and planning?

    The Museum of Arts and Design’s inaugural exhibit "NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial" celebrates the design reach of Brooklyn's aesthetic influence, which defies good taste and sense from the way in which it is curated, or rather non-curated.

    ARCHITECT August 06, 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.



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