Collection
Muni
Series
Around New York with Robert C. Weinberg
Episode
New York Architecture and the Lack of Good Design
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/510-gq6qz2372z
If you have more information about this item than what is given here, we want to know! Contact us, indicating the AAPB ID (cpb-aacip/510-gq6qz2372z).
Description
On this segment of Around New York, Robert C. Weinberg comments on failures and triumphs of recent architectural design and the lack of a cohesive style. Weinberg praises several recent constructions such as the Whitney Museum and the National Maritime Union, which he considers "works of art of a forward looking kind," and the new wing of the Gracie Mansion as "an exquisite piece of justified antiquarianism." However, Weinberg goes on to critique new houses built in the suburbs as "pseudo-colonial contraptions, put up by the million and poorly designed subdivisions, or equally inept stabs at being modern". Roger Starr, author of "The Living End," is cited as a wise critic of these recent trends. Retro-antiquity is only justifiable, according to Weinberg, as additions to old buildings or for rehabilitation. He discusses several banks in the area that succeed and fail in this endeavor. He argues that it the responsibility of the citizens, like Roger Starr, to assist with taste-making and creating a comprehensive design strategy.
Broadcast
1966-10-07
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Local Communities
Architecture
Subjects
Arts.; City planning.; Architecture.; Architectural design.; Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York.; Suburbs.; Modernism (Art).
Rights
Owner/Custodial History: Municipal Archives; Acquisition Source: Municipal Archives; Terms of Use and Reproduction: Municipal Archives
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:07:42
Embed Code
Copy and paste this HTML to include AAPB content on your blog or webpage.
Credits
Host: Weinberg, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1901-1974
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WNYC-FM
Identifier: 150058.1 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Format: BWF
Generation: Transcription disc
Duration: 00:07:42
If you have a copy of this asset and would like us to add it to our catalog, please contact us.
Citations
Chicago: “Muni; Around New York with Robert C. Weinberg; New York Architecture and the Lack of Good Design,” 1966-10-07, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 20, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-gq6qz2372z.
MLA: “Muni; Around New York with Robert C. Weinberg; New York Architecture and the Lack of Good Design.” 1966-10-07. WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 20, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-gq6qz2372z>.
APA: Muni; Around New York with Robert C. Weinberg; New York Architecture and the Lack of Good Design. Boston, MA: WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-gq6qz2372z