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“Why’s This So Good?” No. 9: Herbert Muschamp builds a metaphor

What do Silly Putty, Superman and Marilyn Monroe have to do with architecture? Short answer: Nothing. Long answer:  Herbert Muschamp. In 1997, New York Times architecture critic Muschamp traveled to a then little-known industrial city in northern Spain to see a building. He came back with a 5,000-word swoon, which ended up on the cover [...]