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William JR Curtis's stories

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  • WJRC

    William JR CurtisSubscription

    Essay3 May, 2013

    ‘The Carpenter show makes a point of blurring fact and fiction and of trivialising both art and reality’

  • Pritzker Prise

    Pritzker Grade InflationSubscription

    Essay23 March, 2013

    As Toyo Ito picks up the Pritzker Prize, William JR Curtis finds the ratcheting up of the award’s rhetoric unmatched by the quality of its winners

  • Fernando Távora index

    Fernando Távora (1923–2005)Subscription

    Essay12 March, 2013

    As history unfolds, unexpected connections appear between the recent and the more distant past. Works which were once discussed as central retreat into the background, while others which seemed marginal at the time move into the foreground.

  • Metropol

    Mushroom cloudsSubscription

    Essay27 February, 2013

    The Metropol Parasol in Seville has been shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award. An outraged William JR Curtis wants to know why

  • Index

    Musée Du Louvre by Sanaa, Lens, FranceSubscription

    Building27 February, 2013

    Despite its trophy architecture, the Louvre’s new provincial outpost raises questions about its wider mission of decentralising high culture

  • rcr

    Banqueting Pavilion, Restaurant Les Cols by RCR Arquitectes, Girona, SpainSubscription

    Building31 January, 2013

    Using banal materials to poetic effect, this dining marquee sits between architecture, landscape art and minimalist sculpture

  • Niemeyer

    Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)Subscription

    Essay17 December, 2012

    The unrivalled master of Modernist Baroque defined a nation and leaves a legacy of global significance

  • Scarpa

    Through a glass, brightly Subscription

    Essay17 December, 2012

    Across the water from the Venice Biennale a small exhibition of Carlo Scarpa’s glass work offers more coherant viewing

  • William JR Curtis

    William JR Curtis on Architectural EducationSubscription

    Essay23 November, 2012

    ‘Architecture schools are only too often the victims of intellectual fashions’

  • The National Assembly, Dhaka

    Louis Kahn: The Space of IdeasSubscription

    Essay23 October, 2012

    William JR Curtis examines the resonant legacy of Louis Kahn, whose final building, the Roosevelt memorial, has recently been completed in New York