Architectures of Globalization
"...Kenneth Frampton is one of the few architectural theorists who have advocated "regionalism" as an alternative to universal New Yorkism. The media, and the architectural press, however continue to laud the glob-trotting Gehrys who build the same buildings all over the world.
Why do we continue this Romantic notion of the architect as super-artist, who endows the world with signature buildings? It is, of course, our culture of celebrity, which has become, alas, global with the proliferation of media..."
Paul Malo