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(*****) "The Favored Circle"

(-- Herbert Muschamp's List, as compiled by Michael Sorkin, arch_01.06)

  1. Rem Koolhaas   (37%)
  2. Frank Gehry   (37%)
  3. Peter Eisenman with ANY, Cynthia Davidson, Greg Lynn, Jeffrey Kipnis, or the Wexner Center for the Arts   (28%)
  4. Peter Eisenman   (22%)
  5. Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio   (16%)
  6. Phillippe Starck   (13%)
  7. Christian de Portzamparc   (13%)
  8. Philip Johnson   (11%)
  9. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien   (11%)
  10. James Stewart Polshek   (11%)
  11. Jean Nouvel   (11%)
  12. Robert Venturi   (11%)
  13. David Childs   (10%)
  14. Rafael Vinoly   (10%)
  15. Zaha Hadid   (8%)
  16. Greg Lynn   (8%)
  17. Little-known architects   (6%)
  18. Women not in partnership with the top cited men   (6%)

  19. articles that do not mention Koolhaas, Gehry, or Eisenman   (30%)
  20. Frank Lloyd Wright   (11%)
  21. Le Corbusier   (11%)


(*****) Topics of Interest

(-- Herbert Muschamp's List, as compiled by Michael Sorkin, arch_01.06)

  1. New York City projects not in Manhattan below 96th Street   (10%)
  2. Hotels   (6%)
  3. New York City projects not in Manhattan below 96th Street and not involving Peter Eisenman or MoMA   (3%)
  4. Environmental issues   (1.5%)
  5. Transportation   (0%)
  6. Housing   (0%)
  7. Sprawl   (0%)
  8. Architectural Technology   (0%)

(*****) "Recurring Themes

(-- Herbert Muschamp's List, as compiled by Michael Sorkin, arch_01.06)

  1. Museums or shows in museums   (40%)
  2. Guggenheim (this does not include references to Bilbao or Gehry)   (27%)
  3. Preservation, historic structures, or contextualism   (19%)
  4. Museum of Modern Art   (17%)
  5. Small or alternative spaces   (3%)


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["Does The New York Times architecture critic Herbert Mushamp keep writing about the same things?"]

(*****) ""Longest consecutive ... etc"

(-- Herbert Muschamp's List, as compiled by Michael Sorkin, arch_01.06)

  • Longest consecutive run of a single name: Rem Koolhaas, 9 out of 11 articles
  • Most mentions of a single name in article about a subject other than the person mentioned: 6, Rem Koolhaas
  • Most Hollywood references in a single article: 12
    (Chateau Marmont, Pedro Almodovar, King Pleasure, Alfred Hitchcock, That Touch of Mink, The Best of Everything, Rear Window, West Side Story, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, film sprockets, and film noir; in a story about a hotel by Jean Nouvel)
  • Number of paragraphs required to deploy the above references: 5
  • Favorite non-American architectural nationality: French
  • Second-favorite non_American architectural nationality: Dutch

-- "Data calculated from articles written by Herbert Muschamp for the New York Times from January 2, 2000 to April 11, 2001, totaling 63 (including news items and obituaries)" (Michael Sorkin, arch_01.06)


s h o r t - l i s t s

  • Ralph Lerner
    -- "Stepped down as dean of Princeton University School of Architecture, effective July 1. Mario Gandelsonas will be acting dean ..." (arec_01.07)

  • Martha Ellen LaGess
    -- "named dean at the University of Texas at Arlington ..." (arec_01.07)

  • Antoine Predock
    -- "earned two honorary doctorates: Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico; Doctorate of Human Letters, University of Minnesota ..." (arec_01.07)

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  • 2001 Medaille d'Or, French Academy of Architecture -- Steven Holl
  • 2001 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architects -- Jean Nouvel
  • 2001 RAIC Gold Medal, lifetime achievement in Canadian architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada -- AJ (Jack) Diamond


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