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FAPE 2016

May 24th, 2016

From the National Gallery of Art: Frank Gehry, architect, in conversation with Paul Goldberger, architecture critic and author, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry. Moderated by Harry Cooper, curator and head, department of modern art, National Gallery of Art

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Building Art: Paul Goldberger on Frank Gehry, Chicago Humanities Festival

December 18th, 2015

From the Chicago Humanities Festival: For many, Frank Gehry is considered the most important living architect. To Chicagoans, his undulating Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is at the very heart of our city. Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor on architecture at “Vanity Fair” and author of “Why Architecture Matters,” finds that understanding Gehry’s work and personal story holds undeniable appeal. In “Building Art,” Goldberger looks to the man’s immigrant grandparents, two marriages, and even his longtime therapist, to provide a context for his audacious and impressive structures. Architecture critic Lee Bey joins him for a conversation. This program is presented in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians.

Paul Goldberger at Lincoln Center

January 26th, 2009

In this video, Goldberger visits the new space, which will reopen in late February, and explains how the building is connected to the city.

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Paul Goldberger in conversation with Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons

April 26th, 2009

Parsons presents Paul Goldberger in conversation with Parsons Dean Joel Towers. The discussion will center on Goldberger’s most recent publications, Why Architecture Matters and Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture.

Interview with Stephen Colbert

June 25th, 2008

Stephen asks Paul Goldberger why America can’t take our existing skyscrapers and stack them to make the tallest building in the world.

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On Vincent Scully: Architecture and the Power of Language

February 9th, 2018

From Yale University Art Gallery: Join architecture critic Paul Goldberger for a lecture on the legendary art historian Vincent Joseph Scully, Jr. (1920–2017), the Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and Architecture at Yale University. Goldberger pays particular attention to the relationship between architecture and the word in Scully’s work, as well as to Scully’s poetic use of language to forge an emotional connection to architecture. Goldberger is introduced by Deborah Berke, Dean and Professor, Yale School of Architecture.

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Place, Time and Architecture: Setting Out The Issues of the Day

May 21st, 2013

From The Getty Conservation Institute: Architectural critic Paul Goldberger’s presentation introduced the theme of the Getty Conservation Institute’s symposium, “Minding the Gap: The Role of Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment,” held on May 21, 2013 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. This event looked at how today’s architects insert new buildings in historic urban areas in ways that conserve the special character and quality of the historic environment while potentially creating the heritage of tomorrow.

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Paul Goldberger: Criticism, Architecture, and the Age of Twitter

September 19th, 2012

From SCI-Arc Media Archive: Paul Goldberger begins his talk about the relationship between words and architecture with a review of the global economic and technological crisis in journalism. Newspapers and magazines regard architecture criticism as a luxury, making architects and building seem distant and irrelevant. While new media offer new venues for criticism, it is image-based and discourages the long-form article. Goldberger explores two contemporary trends: the fascination with celebrity architects and the counter-reaction of social responsibility posturing. He identifies both as signs of public interest in architecture, which critics should try to engage. Goldberger cites examples of buildings where awareness of social context enhances appreciation. He argues that critics shouldn’t be ideologues. He discusses three current controversies: the campaign against Frank O. Gehry’s memorial for Eisenhower, the proposed demolition of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center, and the fight against the campaign to preserve Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. Goldberger argues that critics have a duty to support new architects they consider the best, noting that critics of the past who have neglected this tend to be forgotten, contrasting John Canaday with Clement Greenberg. He concludes by affirming that architecture cannot sustain life, but architecture makes the already sustained life more meaningful, and the critic’s job is to encourage and enhance this.

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Nantucket Preservation Symposium Keynote Speech

June 6th, 2018

Paul Goldberger gives his perspective on preservation on Nantucket. Part of a three-day Symposium event focused on Nantucket’s Golden Age architecture, interiors, and landscapes.

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Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture

September 26th, 2016

From The Center of The Living City: Paul Goldberger on the world, work and legacy of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs.

Paul Goldberger on Big Think

September 7th, 2006

Paul answers questions on architecture, the recession, “starchitects,” and other pressing topics.

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