LACMA, Part III: The Way Forward
Joseph Giovannini concludes his analysis of Michael Govan’s plans for LACMA.
MoMA: Expanded and Refreshed
Joseph Giovannini explores the newly redesigned MoMA in New York City.
Tell It Slant: The Visionary Architecture of Claude Parent
Claude Parent’s designs were decades ahead of their time.
LACMA: Suicide by Architecture
Joseph Giovannini scrutinizes LACMA director Michael Govan's failures and deceptions surrounding the museum's renovations.
In the Dead of Late August . . . Zumthor’s LACMA Folly Continues
Distinguished architecture critic Joseph Giovannini on Zumthor’s LACMA folly still going on….
Just Subtract Water: The Los Angeles River and a Robert Moses with the Soul of a Jane Jacobs
A reinvented Los Angeles River could act as both an urban spine and civic plaza, organizing and linking the communities it crosses.
Response to Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee defended Zumthor's LACMA plan; not very well, says Joseph Giovannini.
Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet
IT’S SMELLING LIKE DENMARK over at LACMA these days. Not a month after its glamorous 50th anniversary gala on April
Unpacking the Museum: Renzo Piano’s American Museums and His New Whitney
Piano’s Whitney Museum is open, accessible, energized, urban, and fun.
Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church
WITH ALL THE NIFTY craft cocktails at the bar in Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s entry courtyard, the museum
Paris Envy: Frank Gehry’s Vuitton Foundation
IN TODAY’S EFFICIENT, RATIONALIST, COST-CONSCIOUS architecture culture, squishy, unquantifiable qualities like enchantment are off the drafting table — exiled, beyond the
La Comédie Architecturale
What does it mean to talk about architecture?
A U-Turn on Wilshire: Why Frank Gehry Should Design LACMA
Zumthor’s design for LACMA is a disaster: give it to Gehry.