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09.19.12 | SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Paul Goldberger: Criticism, Architecture and the Age of Twitter

Wednesday, September 19, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Eric Owen Moss

Paul Goldberger, who The Huffington Post has called "the leading figure in architecture criticism," is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated "Sky Line" column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School.

Goldberger began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. He is the author of several books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, published by Yale University Press; Building Up and Tearing Down, a collection of his articles from The New Yorker; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by Taschen. He is now at work on a full-length biography of the architect Frank Gehry, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

He lectures around the country on the subject of architecture, design, historic preservation and cities. He is a graduate of Yale University, and is a trustee of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. Goldberger resides in New York City.

www.paulgoldberger.com