Zaha Hadid and New York Review of Books/Martin Filler resolve legal dispute
After a highly publicized five-month battle, the dust has finally settled on the lawsuit that Zaha Hadid filed against New York Review of Books (NYRB) and critic Martin Filler.
The following announcement was released:On January 22, 2015, following extensive settlement negotiations, Ms. Zaha Hadid withdrew her lawsuit against the New York Review of Books and Mr. Martin Filler. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, which remain confidential, Ms. Hadid has... View full entry
NIMBYs go to court over "modern" home; Zaha gets an apology; global warming rages on: News Round-Up for August 25, 2014
Friday, August 29:MIT's MindRider helmet draws mental maps as you bike: The prototype is currently being used to create a mental-map and guidebook for NYC, and an upcoming Kickstarter campaign will attempt to fund the project for commercial sale.In Beirut, a grassroots push for more grass... View full entry
Martin Filler issues a retraction regarding his "mistake" in his critique of Zaha Hadid
The critic Martin Filler has acknowledged a significant error in a scathing article he wrote for the New York Review of Books about the architect Zaha Hadid.
Full statement to New York Review of Books...In my review of Rowan Moore’s “Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture,” I quoted comments by the architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar, when she was asked in London in February 2014 about revelations a week... View full entry
Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review
Hadid, who was born in Baghdad and is now a British citizen, claimed that Filler falsely implied she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own.
She also claimed Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore's "Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book.
Rating the New Museums: The Best (and Worst) of 2007
Martin Filler offers his highly opinionated personal picks for the best new museum architecture of the year just past, followed by a selection of the year's worst. View full entry
SANAA @ the New Museum
The trouble with most architecture exhibitions is that, unlike shows on other, readily transportable art forms, it's almost impossible to display actual examples of this immovable medium within a conventional gallery context. Models, photographs, videos, drawings, plans, and even mock-ups of... View full entry
The Bilbao Effect Debunked; A Counterpoint to the Bilbao 12
Martin filler explores how cities and musuems hoping for the Bilbao effect are being slightly disingenous towards their constituents. Arch RecordHe writes;I applaud cities that subsidize museums rather than stadiums, but officials should just level with taxpayers, admit that spending on culture is... View full entry
Calatrava: The Specter of Disney
The New York Review of Booksanalyses the work of Santiago Calatrava in a stinging critique by Martin Filler.l Via l Related l View full entry
Calatrava: Flying High
A fair (and edgy) write-up of Santiago "Bird Man" Calatrava's trajectory to date by the succinct Martin Filler in the NY Review of Books. | nyrba sampling:Some of Calatrava's coprofessionals have cast a skeptical eye on what they see as his tendency to overelaborate his designs and obfuscate the... View full entry
America's Freedom Tower?
Another freedom tower piece. This one summarizes the tower's many technical issues and accuses Pataki of paying off officials to ensure Daniel Libeskind's design was the winner. From MSNBC View full entry