Paul Goldberger: Architecture Criticism in the Age of Twitter
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On November 15, the Museum presented its fourteenth Vincent Scully Prize to Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, for his lifetime work encouraging thoughtful discourse and debate about the importance of design. Goldberger has written for a number of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker and is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
During the public program, Paul Goldberger delivered an original presentation on the state of architecture criticism today, the changing role of mainstream media in a digital world, and the rise of citizen journalists. Maya Lin, architectural designer and artist, provided opening remarks.
The Scully Prize was instituted in honor of Vincent Scully, the Sterling Professor Emeritus of the history of art at Yale University and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Miami. The Vincent Scully Prize was established by the National Building Museum in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. The Prize has since come to be known as one of the most important awards in the field, recognizing the importance of ideas and scholarship that lead to great built places. 1.5 LU (AIA)
The National Building Museum is grateful for the generous donations to the Vincent Scully Prize received since its inception, which sustain the program.