Architecture Publications

Campus Units

Architecture

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Journal or Book Title

Harvard Design Magazine

Volume

28

Abstract

One might reasonably expect that Nathan Glazer, in his From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture’s Encounter with the American City, and Alain de Botton, in The Architecture of Happiness, would take many similar positions. Like Jane Jacobs and Robert Venturi in the 1960s, and like many architectural theorists since, both Glazer and De Botton take issue with Modern architecture. However, both books are something other than theory, and neither author is a designer. And unlike Venturi or Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe or Charles Moore, neither proposes architectural solutions to his concerns.

Comments

This book review is from Harvard Design Magazine 28 (2008). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

President and Fellows of Harvard College

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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