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        • Why Start an Architectural Journal in an Age That Is Disgusted with (Most of) Them?

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        In her article French architecture critic Françoise Fromonot examines the almost total inexistence of architecture criticism in France and reflects on her reasons to start a new journal. Her article elucidates both the recent history of some of the most important French architecture journals, combative and critical at one point, turned into commercial projects at present (l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and AMC), describing how French architecture journals no longer seek to elucidate design choices and put them in perspective, but tend to promote the achievements of high profile practices, having lost cultural significance. The new journal criticat was founded in optimistic despair, independent and autonomous both financially and content wise, in order to create a place to write and answer the following questions. Can architecture criticism open up some of the questions architecture implies for society at large? What kind of architecture criticism could inhabit the space between ‘within’ and ‘beyond’? How can a publication on architecture be devised that won’t be just an architects’ publication?
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        Citation
        Fromonot, F. (2010). Why Start an Architectural Journal in an Age That Is Disgusted with (Most of) Them?. Constructing Criticism, OASE, (81), 65–78. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/81/WhyStartAnArchitecturalJournalInAnAgeThatIsDisgustedWithMostOfThem

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