FROM Paul Goldberger
Goldberger on Goldberg (aka Gehry) Venerable architecture critic Paul Goldberger turns his hand to the life of an architect in his new book, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry .” Goldberger and Frances Anderton discuss what propels the inexhaustible architect, from his unstable childhood to his happy second marriage, his social conscience and his love of power, the practical nature that lies at the heart of the artist -- and just why Frank Goldberg became Frank Gehry.
The Shape of Things to Come-- in Silicon Valley with Paul Goldberger In this interview, Paul Goldberger describes how Silicon Valley was a place where buildings ”were a kind of “whatever,” just like clothing, which is why “the first Silicon Valley structures were to architecture as the fleece vest or hoodie is to haberdashery.”
Ground Zero, Ten Years On In the past ten years, plans for a memorial at Ground Zero have progressed, along with a growing sense that, in the midst of downtown Manhattan, it could not be obsessed with the past, especially since New York's urban life was itself a terrorist target. On the other hand, it would be worse if the space were filled with commercial buildings. One observer finds that the plan now being developed has "split the difference." "The people will not come back, but the life of the city has to," wrote Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker magazine, who's closely studied developments at Ground Zero for the past 10years.
Gangsta gardener, a donut dough-bate, 'The Last Magnificent' Artist and community activist Ron Finley discusses how he’s changing South LA, one garden at a time. Chef Jeremiah Tower talks about starring in “The Last Magnificent,” a new documentary about his role as one of the defining figures in the early days of California cuisine. Plus: Laura Avery stuffs her “Good Food” tote full of green garlic, while Evan and The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman get into a heated dough-bate about donuts.