Wednesday, January 21, 2009
58 Park Avenue
This program was part of the 2008-09 program calendar. Click here for information about our current season.
Recognized as the founder of contemporary architecture criticism, Ada Louise Huxtable was the first architecture critic for The New York Times, assuming the post in 1963. Winner of the first Pulitzer Prize for criticism as well as MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, she currently writes for the Wall Street Journal. In addition to her newspaper work, Huxtable’s eloquent and penetrating writing has appeared in numerous books, including The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion, Will They Ever Finish Bruckner Boulevard?, Kicked a Building Lately?, Architecture, Anyone?, and Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life. Huxtable has served on the juries of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the American Committee of the Japanese Praemium Imperiale.
In recognition of her new collection of criticism, On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change, Ms. Huxtable and MAS President Emeritus Kent Barwick will discuss the history and future of architecture and urban planning in New York. A reception will follow.
This is a members-only event; tickets are $25. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.
This program is co-sponsored by the Municipal Art Society.