Battle Of The Mega-Galleries

“The Gagosian is one of an elite new breed of “mega-galleries”: emporiums of modern and contemporary art that are spreading across the world to cater to the tastes of super-rich collectors and showcase new work. Despite the characteristic atmosphere of calm, and all the beautifully mannered gallery staff, these venues are the backdrop for an extremely competitive, not to say cut-throat, international business.”

What Architecture Can And Cannot Do

“Until the 1970s, modern architects deluded themselves – as did a lot of planners and politicians – by recommending that cheek-by-jowl, apparently chaotic communities should be cleansed by busting apart historic city blocks and putting up high-rises. These days, no architect in her right mind believes society can be instantly enlightened by computer-generated lines.”