Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Architectural Criticism Translated


This comic was inspired in part by this great Opinionator column on architecture writing by Allison Arieff. As always, you can order a print at my poster shop. I sketched these strange and wonderful buildings on a spring afternoon in downtown Denver, Colorado. All four structures - the Denver Public Library, the old and new wings of the Denver Art Museum, and the new Clyfford Still Museum - sit within a convenient two-block radius. 

I consulted an architect (my twin brother Gavin) to check this comic for accuracy. After complaining that I should have drawn the third panel in an axonometric view, he assured me that the readings for his undergraduate architectural theory course were miserable - though the writing of Gio Ponti, who designed the building in the second panel, was actually pretty good.