Architecture of the Absurd

January 10, 2015 With John Silber

That’s the title of a wonderfully outspoken book by John Silber who was, for many years, the President of Boston University. Architecture is, of course, the most public of the arts. You can put a bad painting in the basement but  not a bad building….and Silber, always an outspoken critic, finds many modern buildings that he would like to have torn down. In this discussion from 2008 He identifies and describes them and names the names of their designers, And to my mind, his judgments are absolutely correct!


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