Saturday, July 9, 2011
New Architecture Critic at the Times
Here's a scoop from the Architectural Record web page: art critic Michael Kimmelman will be the new chief architecture critic at The New York Times starting in the fall. Nicolai Ouroussoff is moving on to a book project, a history of architecture over the past 100 years (source).
It's common in the US to appoint non-architects as newspaper critics, but Kimmelman has some solid experience writing on architecture and urbanism, and he brings a broad cultural perspective to the job. For the past seven years he's been reporting on a wide variety of cultural themes from a base in Berlin.