Sylvia Lavin


On her book Kissing Architecture

Cover Interview of August 09, 2011


Architecture is a field that lacks criticism.  It has theory.  It has journalism.  It has broad popular appeal—so much appeal that every Tom, Dick and TV watcher thinks he’s a critic.

But distinguishing the building your dentist is in from the supermarket does not critical skills make, which I consider to be a combined effort of affective language and critical content.

Kissing Architecture attempts to bring the experience of image-architecture together with its intellection through the device of writerly critique passionée.

© 2011 Sylvia Lavin