The Seattle Public Library and other award-winning disastrous architecture
Released: March 13, 2008.
How and why did Seattle build that hideous new public library? asks one listener from that city. James Howard Kunstler tells us how cities get hoodwinked into a status fashion contest to have a museum or library built by one of the celebrity architects of the day. Rem Koolhass, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman and others are deliberately designing these disastrous, anxiety-inducing mothership UFOs in order to mystify people into thinking they’re supernaturally brilliant. And then we’re stuck with these Gillette Blue Blade-clad fun houses for decades.
Seattle Public Library by Rem Koolhaas. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Paperback – 320 pages 6 Inches × 6 Inches (w × h) Weight: 261 Grams Publisher: New Society Publishers ISBN: 9780865716933 Pub. Date: 2011-11-15
The KunstlerCast book, by Duncan Crary, will be available through US and Canadian booksellers in late November. However, you can purchase copies of the book now, through this website. Orders will be processed within one business day. Delivery will take 2-8 business days. In the future other purchase options (Amazon, Money Order) will be offered.