Monthly Archives: January 2012

Constructive criticism: the week in architecture

Stuttgart launches a controversial redevelopment of its central station, Burgundy gets a new museum and Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower memorial sparks a battle. The recession might be biting hard in Britain, but elsewhere in the world, things are clearly booming. The…

Why don’t theatres talk to each other more?

Theatres are keen to advertise their own shows, but not events at other venues. Isn’t it time to pool publicity for the benefit of all? There’s much talk of collaboration in theatre at the moment, but how far does it…

The Art Market

Money Talk At least one market posted strong results in November. That was the market for contemporary art. In just four days in New York — 7 to 10 November — a phenomenal $775 million was spent on postwar and…

Rome

The Crass, Beautiful Eternal City DECEMBER 22, 2011 Ingrid D. Rowland by Robert Hughes In the spring of 1959, a twenty-one-year-old Australian architecture student named Robert Hughes made his first visit to Rome. He captures that first heady plunge into…

Philip Larkin

“Moving and Memorable” By Francis-Noël Thomas Philip Larkin started writing poems in 1938 when he was fifteen or sixteen and very nearly stopped about ten years before he died at sixty-three. His reputation, during his lifetime, was based almost entirely…