October 26th, 2004

Navigator on Art

Well, the new issue of The Navigator is out.  Here's the cover, with the words: "Why Art Became Ugly" emblazoned over a hideously eclectic building.  It's a brilliant article by Stephen Hicks.  And there's an article by me in the issue too.

But forget all that.  I want to point out something you may have missed about the cover.  The cover manifestly implies that architecture is an art form. Well, I think that The Navigator can expect a letter from Louis Torres and Michelle Marder Kamhi taking issue with these implications!

 (It's not just the cover, either.  Hicks' discussion of architecture, in an article on Art, also carries some implications.)

I'm with the Navigator on this one.  And what a wonderfully hideous building.  I think it's in Vienna.  How did I miss it on my recent trip to Vienna?  Just lucky, I guess.

Rhyme of the Day:

If I make another visit,
I'll be very sure to miss it.