The bling has hit the fan in Paris. Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton opened yesterday, and we can all swoon to the moon and back if we dare. I am linking everyone to one of my best sources of fun, ArchNewsNow.com, Kristen Richards’s collection of the day’s architectural commentary from around the English-speaking world. It features spiel after spiel from top pundits taking their turn at bat, swinging as hard as they can, trying to loft one over the left-field fence to score a grand slam in a sort of World Series of criticism. “It’s mostly Oui! Oui!,” says Richards. There is Wainwright, and Moore, and Merrick, and Giovannini, and Hawthorne. True, Goldberger (my post here) has already spoken, so the die as cast. Still, there is a lot yet to read. And to be fair, there are dark clouds beyond the billows of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. They can be fun, too.
(Sign up for Richards’s digest of daily reportage from the world of architecture after you read the Gehry stuff. Her tart summaries of usually some score of articles are followed by more robust summaries, and then you can click on a link to the article and … read!