Tag Archives: Mark Lamster

Criticism of criticism of etc.

This post is a species of what Mencken called “Criticism of Criticism of Criticism.” The Architects Newspaper has just published the latest bout of self-criticism. “What do architecture critics think of the state of architecture criticism today?” asks AN. So … Continue reading

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Twisted Sisters Prize of 2015

Architecture Here and There awards its first annual Twisted Sisters prize to critics Mark Lamster of the Dallas Morning News and Alexandra Lange of Curbed for their pairing off to produce “Architecture in Review 2015: The Good, the Bad and … Continue reading

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Shubow shellacks Lamster

The latest piece by National Civic Art Society president Justin Shubow for Forbes.com, “Why Can’t the New Urbanists Get a Fair Shake?,” is less a defense of the New Urbanism than an attack on Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark … Continue reading

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Follies at the CNU in Dallas

The big buzz at the annual meeting (the “congress”) of the Congress of the New Urbanism, under way in Dallas, is how lame Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster was. Anyone familiar with his writing cannot have been surprised. … Continue reading

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Driehaus for David Schwarz

Congratulations to David Schwarz, the classical architect headquartered in Washington, D.C. I first encountered him in person on a trip to see his new concert hall in Las Vegas, and learned that he was the architect of no small number … Continue reading

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Dish Dallas kitsch

Mark Lamster writes about architecture for the Dallas Morning News, which owns, at least for now, my employer, the Providence Journal (for sale by A.H. Belo, which also owns the Morning News).* So I was predisposed to be generous in … Continue reading

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