Sunday, 27 November 2011

On John Logan’s Red

Re Dan Rottenberg’s review of Red

Oi vey! Our editor reveals a suppressed hunger to suddenly become an art critic with balls.

Mishigoss, I learned just now from the Urban Dictionary, is “a complex, annoying, stressful problem, made all the more frustrating in that it could have been prevented if certain people had just used their brains before.”

Yeah, for example, the allegedly great architect Philip C. Johnson, who corrupted our architectural discourse over a too-long life with his nouveau riche anxieties. Like Mies, Johnson was obsessed with the “A” in architecture, ironically creating uninhabitable buildings.

Patrick D. Hazard
Weimar, Germany
October 24, 2011

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