University Lectures to present Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, Nov. 16
University Lectures to present Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, Nov. 16November 10, 2004Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker and dean of New School University’s Parsons School of Design, will be the next University Lectures speaker at Syracuse University. Goldberger will discuss recent developments in the world of architecture, including the ongoing plans to rebuild New York’s World Trade Center, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Hendricks Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Goldberger is widely regarded one of the nation’s leading writers in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism. His work as the architecture critic at The New Yorker, where he continues the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column in the tradition of Lewis Mumford and Brendan Gill, has earned him the Pulitzer Prize.
Goldberger’s latest book, “Up From Zero,” details the design selection process for rebuilding the World Trade Center site. His other books include the “The World Trade Center Remembered” and “Manhattan Unfurled.”
A student of the eminent architectural historian Vincent Scully at Yale University, Goldberger has received honorary doctoral degrees from Pratt Institute in New York, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, and the New York School of Interior Design for his work as a critic and cultural commentator on architecture and urban design. He appears frequently on television to discuss art and architecture, and has appeared in a number of documentaries, including Ken Burns’ film on Frank Lloyd Wright and the PBS series “Building Big.”
The University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design; the humanities and the sciences; and public policy, management and communications. The series is supported by the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends.
The next University Lectures speaker will be Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, on March 8, 2005.
More information on the upcoming University Lectures speakers can be found at http://provost.syr.edu/lectures/current.asp.