Robert A.M. Stern: Old-Fashioned yet Unfazed

Robert A.M Stern. Image

In the mutable world of architecture it’s easy to get distracted by the trendy new thing, be it the tallest tower or the “blobbiest” form. Robert A. M. Stern (Dean of the and a practicing architect in his own right), on the other hand, remains purposefully old-fashioned (to the point of becoming obsolete). In an exquisitely written article for the New York MagazineJustin Davidson reports that, despite the mockery of his colleagues, Stern seems unfazed. If his architecture has the power to inspire, he says, then he’s done his job. Read the full must-see article here. 

The reading room in the Nashville Public Library. Image Courtesy of Flickr User robert.claypool
Cite: Allen, Katherine. "Robert A.M. Stern: Old-Fashioned yet Unfazed" 17 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=447823>

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