Copley Place from the entrance of the Boston Public Library.
Today is ANN’s 14th birthday, the duoseptennial (neologism alert) anniversary of ArchitectureNewsNow.com – Kristen Richards’s glorious compendium of architectural news and opinion from around the world (at least the Anglosphere). I can think of no better way to commemorate this day than with the gift of fine architecture. I was in Boston last night with my camera. Before attending the board meeting of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, I sat a while in Bates Hall, the main reading room of the Boston Public Library, designed by Charles Follen McKim. The 1972 half, designed by Philip Johnson in an attempt to crack a joke at the expense of the 1895 half, does not count even as architecture in any genuine sense of the word. Kristen will disagree, of course, and that will have no bearing on the beauty of her accomplishment.
About David Brussat
This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred.
History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book.
My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally.
I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002.
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wowee kazowee — what a fabulous anniversary post…thank you!!! your pix are fab (and your words are blush-inducing…)
AHAT knows not what it would do without ANN!