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        • Faux Amis

        Abstract
        Irénée Scalbert analyses the position of the critic, elaborating the difficult relationship between the critic and the architect, against the background of the critical tradition in Great Britain. In the UK the position of the critic was unique, especially due to the works of critics like Reyner Banham, Colin Rowe in the 1960s and 1970s. Architecture criticism was understood as a form of intellectualism, sometimes opposing the practice of architecture, sometimes drawing a larger framework for practicing architects. The end of modernism, however, did not open the way for another approach in architecture, but for any other approach. This also has influenced criticism. According to Scalbert architecture criticism turned into a form of art criticism, emphasising complexity, uniqueness and craft. This perspective on differences has recently turned into the new object of criticism, as is the urgent and remaining issue of green architecture. But as Scalbert states in his essay: critics can only question these issues – answers have to be found in the practice of architecture.
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        Citation
        Scalbert, I. (2010). Faux Amis. Constructing Criticism, OASE, (81), 59–64. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/81/FauxAmis

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