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Wednesday, November 2, 2005

On Charles Jencks

Posted by on November 2 at 12:40 PM

Now that Seattle has entered the dazzling world of iconic architecture with a flop, EMP, and a hit, Seattle Public Library, it’s time for us to closely listen to people who can articulate the source and substance of our big architectural desires. Charles Jencks, who is a leading theorist of contemporary architecture (and whose new book, The Iconic Building, includes a few words on the world-famous Seattle Public Library), will appear today (Wednesday, November 2, 7:30pm) in Benaroya Hall and make us better understand what we got ourselves into—a raw confusion of money, paranoia, kitsch and serious art. Jencks must save us.