Post Script to Rowe and Koetter's Collage City post and a review of the series's place in the Structuralist v. Post Structuralist debate (read: a review of Structuralism and Post Structuralism). CHECK IT.
"11 Weeks of Michael Hays" : Denise Scott Brown : "Learning From Pop," 1971.
Denise Scott Brown tells us about the "messy heterogeneity of preexisting contexts", what cultural ephemera can tell us about our own context, and why the pop culture landscape is an accurate guide to our own architectural and cultural tastes--across all demographics.
How the White Cube’s children killed the pesky, homeless Spectator
O’Doherty begins the second essay in his book with a sardonic plea for art historians to tell their histories in a more memorable and entertaining way, as Aesop’s [Art] Fables. And so allow me to channel our wise example and tell the story of how the new, powerful, popular children of the Great White Cube solved the long-standing problem of the gallery’s wandering specter, the Spectator (by killing him). (Continuation from part 1)
The Great White Cube’s secret love child in the 21st century
Not even the author of Inside the White Cube: the ideology of gallery space (1976), one of the most resilient spatial metaphors in the last century, could have predicted the White Cube's transmogrification into the populist, patricidal timber wolf in sheep’s clothing that has appeared on the scene, to "save the day": Tumblr and Pinterest.