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Architecture | Words and Things

Published on September 25, 2008

One of the most insightful architecturally-directed blogs I’ve come across in a while is Steve Parnell’s Sesquipedalist. Rather that serve up shiny new renderings of the newest buildings on the block, Parnell combs back issues of architecture porn to demonstrate “the architectural journal’s effect on the profession’s social construction of architecture.” The results (part of his PhD research) are often quite compelling. A good example is this post on Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens project and its reception (or lack there of) in the annuls of architectural journalism. Included are some nice scans of Peter Eisenman’s review of the project from the September 1972 issue of Architectural Design.

Also, a nice Flickr set of Robin Hood Gardens images.

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