Architecture … What´s Criticism Got To Do With It?

An Investigation Into the State of Architectural Criticism Today

Hoekstra tied her Concluding Presentation to the public talk she conducted with Bart Lootsma at the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen. She examined the work of the critic in the context of developments in architectural criticism since the 1970s.

Rixt HOEKSTRA (*1975) is a Dutch architectural historian who studies the place and position of the historian, theoretician or critic in this field. In her work she attempts to (re-)construct a history not of the objects of architectural history—buildings, architects, cities—but of its subjects. An intellectual history exposing the author who spends long hours behind the computer in order to construct narratives of art and architecture.

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