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Philip Nobel Hosts Glass House Conversations

Portrait, Philip Nobel

This week Philip Nobel hosts Glass House Conversations with a provocative question about stars in architecture. He asks:

Robert A.M. Stern, renowned architect and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, recently said to me, “There are no more stars in architecture.”

Are there no more stars in architecture? Is this true, and if so, where did they go and what will we do without them?

So far the conversation has revolved around historic models of stardom – from Tomas de Monchaux’s comments on Mark Twain, Philip Johnson and Tom Cruise, to Tom Abraham’s thoughts on architecture as commodity and the future of work for the public good.

Read what others are saying and share your response at http://glasshouseconversations.org where the discussion will be open to public comments through Friday evening at 8pm ET.

About this week’s Glass House Conversations host Philip Nobel:

Nobel is an architecture critic and architect, who has written for Artforum, Vogue, The New York Times, Metropolis and The Nation, and wrote Sixteen Acres, a book on the politics of the World Trade Center reconstruction. He will be co-hosting one of the new Conversations in Context events in September 2011 with Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects.

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