Victoria Newhouse's Site and Sound takes us through a historical tour of performing-arts spaces, and then assesses today's versions. The interiors are frozen in time, she says, due to acoustical needs, while the exteriors have responded to architectural trends.
Xinghai Concert Hall by Architects/Teachers at South China University of Technology, Architectural Design Institute, Guangzhou, China, 1998
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College by Gehry Partners, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2003
Alice Tully Hall of Lincon Center by Diller Scofidio Renfro with FXFowle, 2010, with Juilliard School by Pietro Belluschi to the right, New York City, 1969