It is still far and away the greatest memorial of modern times—the most beautiful, the most heart-wrenching, the most subtle, and the most powerful. It’s also the most abstract, which makes it even more miraculous that it was built in a nation that generally prefers symbols more along the lines of the Lincoln Memorial. — Vanity Fair
Reacting to the news that The New Yorker's influential architecture critic Paul Goldberger, was moving to another magazine (although both are owned by Condé Nast) Vanity Fair, some have wondered whether Eulogies For Architecture Criticism (are) Not Far Behind. Meanwhile, others have seen it as a sign The Architect Critic Is Dead and confirmation that in this era of digital abundance, in which the profession has witnessed a "'sea change' in the conception of architecture", the new critic "must be a reporter. And an activist one at that."
Meanwhile, Paul Goldberger found the time to contribute a short and thoughtful piece on the Reflected Grief of Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, for the April 2012 Issue of Vanity Fair.
Previously on Archinect: Paul Goldberger Leaves New Yorker for Vanity Fair, Will Not Be Replaced