Sunday, February 3, 2008
FAT's recent stint teaching at Yale (see this week's issue of the Architect's Journal) resulted in us having to flesh out some previously half formed ideas for our seminar class. Mine included something portentiously titled Representations of Architects in the Media (the sexism of the title of this post is deliberate btw. Honest.) which looked at various classic and not so classic representations of architects and artists in film as a way of looking at the professions self image. My favourite is this stirring address by Woody Harrellson (referred to elsewhere here and admittedly an ongoing obsession). Others that came up in the discussion included George Castanza' Architect alter ego Art Vandalay in Seinfield, and Daryl Hannah's appalling turn as a performance artist in Legal Eagles.
Posted by Charles Holland at Sunday, February 03, 2008