Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cynthia Davidson on Famous Architects

No, 2 self brings us an insightful quote from the Log website this month. The quote is from the editor, Cynthia Davidson and comes a month (and issue of Log) before Perspecta 37 is released...
"[talking with a deputy commissioner of New York’s Economic Development Commission about Ground Zero] He said there is enormous political will, but for him, political will meant tax incentives and reduced rents for businesses. He did not mention any political will for good architecture. Perhaps there is a reason for this. In the public eye, architecture has become media stars parading their newest fashions, which verges on entertainment. Yet when architecture is truly political, it has a social purpose and a transformative potential. If architects have abandoned these purposes, it is little wonder that politicians have as well."


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