Architectural Criticism and Journalism: Global Perspectives
Trevor Boddy, from Canada, notes how "celebrity coverage of 'starchitects' has displaced criticism and commentary on buildings and cities in mainstream periodicals" and introduces the notion of the Internet's new electronic frontiers, a theme taken up by Aydan Balamir in Turkey, Dogan Hasol, and Hani Rashid, who defines blogspheres as "veritable tidal waves in architectural criticism". Many issues are explored in the attempt to find answers and solutions for reaching a wider audience. Bringing together more than thirty architects, critics and editors representing much cultural diversity and from a wide range of countries makes this stimulating collection of essays a unique publication. It is accompanied by a rich series of illustrations.