Thursday, March 25, 2004

On the other hand . . .

The New Republic's Clay Risen claims the following about the Zaha Hadid award:
By refusing to be patient and reward Hadid once she had more buildings on the ground, the Pritzker jury has created at least the appearance of affirmative action--and diminished the value of the award, both for future recipients and for Hadid herself.
Ouch. He claims they actually awarded the 53-year-old Baghdad-born architect for her avant garde ideas and not for her work, since "traditionally, Pritzker winners need to have at least ten buildings completed" to be considered for the award.

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