[Published in the October 2012 issue of Vanity Fair.] To the Editor: In his article on the growing opposition to the design for the National Memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Paul Goldberger doubted whether the Eisenhower family’s denunciation of … Continue reading
Author Archives: Justin Shubow
Wunder des Schneeschuhs by Hannes Schneider and Arnold Fanck, 1928.
Founding Farmers is one of the most popular, and cleverly named, restaurants in Washington, D.C. According to its self-description, “it is a celebration of the land and the American family farmer; it is a nod to the founding fathers of … Continue reading
From the August 16, 2006 Spiegel interview of Dutch architect Rem Koolhass: SPIEGEL: In methodical Germany, a major debate is currently underway in Berlin over whether to rebuild or start from scratch. Is tearing down the Palace of the Republic the … Continue reading
Thierry Dedieu is an inventive French children’s author and illustrator, but here he has fun with the moustached Moor. And below Dedieu illustrates himself. Compare the masks Mayalsians wear to protect their backs from Bengal tigers.
Greek Architecture —By Herman Melville Not magnitude, not lavishness, But Form—the Site; Not innovating wilfulness, But reverence for the Archetype.
Steven Semes, author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation (a voice of reason in the confused world of historic preservation), has called attention to the new plague of parasitic architecture: It seems that … Continue reading
“Grau . . . ist alle Theorie und grün des Lebens goldner Baum.” — Goethe (Gray is all theory, and green the golden tree of life.)