| Oct 3, 2009
Venice is home to a lot of extravagant architecture, whether it's Frank Gehry's playful deconstructions or Franklin Israel's experiments in postmodern collage. Yet even in such environs, Robert Choeff and Krystyan Keck's home on Cabrillo Avenue stands...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Los Angeles architect Frederick Fisher, who turned 60 earlier this year, is anything but a doctrinaire designer or a dogmatic personality. His houses, museum galleries and other buildings have over the years been executed in a relatively broad...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 1:28 PM
When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
| Apr 13, 2003
Rushing into a crowded, high-ceilinged room in UCLA's Perloff Hall, Sylvia Lavin, a freckled 42-year-old with a pageboy haircut, baggy black pants and a long cardigan trailing behind her, could be just another student a few minutes late to class.
| Sep 15, 2013
For decades now, new buildings at DePaul University have seemed to be performing acts of architectural penance.
Invariably faced in brick and trimmed in stone or some imitation of it, these buildings politely fit their leafy Lincoln Park environs, but...
| Sep 13, 2013
Distinguished Dutch architect Wiel Arets will make an impact on Chicago's architecture scene this fall even though he doesn't have a single building under construction here.
The reason? In his second year as dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology'...
| May 23, 2013
Denise Scott Brown has worked side by side with her husband, architect Robert Venturi, since the early 1960s, joining his firm and marrying him in 1967 and becoming the firm's principal in charge of planning in 1969.
In 1991, Venturi won their...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:20 AM
If you're optimistic about our chances of tackling the big challenges facing humanity in the 21st century — poverty, overpopulation, the environment, the fair allocation of political power — then you're likely to feel good about the state of...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:31 PM
Museum to host art trip to Seattle
Laguna Art Museum members are invited to join the Contemporary Collectors' Council on a trip to explore the art and culture of Seattle on a four-day excursion from Sept. 15 to 18.
Locations included in the trip will be...
| Aug 23, 2008
Great architects are the enemies of history. They aspire to erase the visible past and to superimpose their own vision of the future. Ever since Baron Haussmann declared war on the back alleys of Paris in the mid-19th Century, replacing them with wide...