We recently received a book we wished we had earlier, Writing About Architecture. Lange’s book pulls from “lessons learned from her courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts.” ”The book offers works by some of the best architecture critics of the twentieth century including Ada Louise Huxtable, Lewis Mumford, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs to explains some of the most successful methods with which to approach architectural criticism.” The book “could serve as the primary text for a course on criticism for undergraduates or architecture and design majors.” We here at ArchDaily are now using it as a resource. We have a feeling the pages will be worn through pretty quickly.
007 How to Be An Architecture Critic 021 Chapter 1: Skyscrapers 045 Chapter 2: Museums 071 Chapter 3: Landmarks 093 Chapter 4: Monuments 121 Chapter 5: Parks 147 Chapter 6: Cities 175 Conclusion
Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (February 29, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616890533 ISBN-13: 978-1616890537