show

Mark Lamster

Lunch with the Critics: Lincoln Center


img_0544

Over on DO, Alexandra Lange and I launch our new feature, Lunch with the Critics, with a discussion of the doings at Lincoln Center. Here's me on the Johnsonian aspects, but do check it out in its entirety:

Though I was concerned because I so admired Philip Johnson's old fountain, the new one by WET is a dancing wonder. The same can't be said of what's been done to the interior of Johnson's David Koch Theater — formerly the New York State Theater, and don't get me started about this renaming — where several broad aisles have been driven through the orchestra, in a single stroke removing many of the best seats in the house while destroying its aesthetic unity. Those familiar with the old theater will remember its "Continental" seating; that is, each row was an unbroken arc of seats. If this was admittedly a bit of a pain, it was done quite consciously to create a sense of community in the audience, and it did that, brilliantly.


Posted in: Architecture

Comment 4  |     |     |   Like 0  |   Tweet 0
Comments [4]
Why do only so much written on this subject? Here you see more. Good University in Vietnam
ahmed raza
07.03.15
04:02

Though I was concerned because I so admired Philip Johnson's old fountain, the new one by WET is a dancing wonder. beirut escort
jhon ex
07.05.15
02:09

My group is other people today is going because of this sort of, decent tips!...... best inflatable mattress
Aldwine jacks
07.06.15
07:35

I read this article. I think You put a great deal of exertion to make this article. I like your work. http://psychonon.com
ahmed raza
07.06.15
04:42



Creative Opportunities
  • Twitter Facebook Google+
    Tumblr Pinterest RSS

    Design Observer
    social media à la carte
  • Newsletter signup