Wednesday, January 09, 2013

"So how does it feel to have one's core beliefs turned upside down?"

Legendary architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable died this week at 91.  Michael Kimmelman has a nice appreciation here.

Huxtable was among the philistines who admired the new Barnes:

"The 'new' Barnes ... shouldn't work, but it does. It should be inauthentic, but it's not. It has changed, but it is unchanged. The architects have succeeded in retaining its identity and integrity without resorting to a slavishly literal reproduction."

The LA Times reports that she donated her entire estate to the Getty.