On Criticism:
The Writings of Ada Louise Huxtable


On Criticism: A Reading Group
On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change
Monday, March 8, 2010
7:00 p.m.
The Architectural League
594 Broadway, Suite 607
New York City

This reading group is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email Nick Anderson at anderson@archleague.org.

In the past year, the published collections of articles by three of the most significant architectural critics in the United States–Paul Goldberger, Ada Louise Huxtable, and Herbert Muschamp–have reinvigorated a debate about the purposes and forms of architectural criticism. In this series of informal and open-ended reading groups, selected articles by each of these three critics will shape a conversation about the different approaches to criticism, the role of critics in shaping architectural discourse, and the relationship between critics, the profession, and the public. The last reading group will be on April 5 (Paul Goldberger). Please note that this is a reading group only and that Ada Louise Huxtable will not be attending this event.

Organized in conjunction with Urban Omnibus and its ongoing series of posts On Criticism.

Reservations for this event will begin on February 22, 2010.
Reservations are required. Due to the limited number of tickets and to facilitate fair access across our membership, reservations are limited to members only. Upper level members, including League Circle firms, are limited to two reservations. Please email rsvp@archleague.org. Further program information will be given upon confirmation.

Please note: A reading list of selected articles will be emailed to confirmed participants two weeks before each event.

Monday, February 8, 2010
Hearts of the City: The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp
(Knopf, 2009)

Monday, March 8, 2010
On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change
Ada Louise Huxtable
(Walker & Company, 2008)

Monday, April 5, 2010
Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture
Paul Goldberger
(The Monacelli Press, 2009)