On The Autonomy Of Aesthetic Experience
February 18, 2005

The acclaimed "Aztec Empire" exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum was going to close in just over a week so my husband and I met a friend uptown to see it. For me, the word "Aztec" immediately brings to mind two distinct impressions: elegant, "primitive," proto-modernist objects; and terrifying ritual human sacrifice, most notoriously, ripping the beating heart out of the chest of a still-living victim.

Into the Void
October 01, 2001

Is Daniel Libeskind destroying the museum?

Mies and the Mastodon
August 06, 2001

Coming to grips with the master architect's politics.