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Today’s News - Friday, October 3, 2008

•   Glancey wonders if the recession could lead architects to greater political engagement.

•   Campbell gives two thumbs-up to RISD's Chace Center: "as good as it is unpretentious" (he really, really likes it).

•   Maya Lin makes waves in the land at Storm King; and a "wiry cloud" at the California Academy of Science.

•   Call for Nominations: 2009 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

•   Deadline looms to vote for who will get this year's wooden spoon in BD's Carbuncle Cup.

•   60+ named for World Architecture Festival jury (and a veritable encyclopedia of who's who biographies).

•   Weekend diversions: Macaulay's new book is an illustrated guide to the architecture of the body.

•   A very thoughtful essay on architecture in film as Architect Africa Film Festival launches today.

•   Corbu on view: Dyckhoff: "A missed opportunity. But a good miss."

•   Was Corbu "a sex-starved automaton who destroyed our cities," or a master who "revolutionized urban living?"

•   An eyeful of the master's works in the Lutyens-designed crypt In Liverpool.

•   Ossipoff at Yale: perhaps a bit "overhung but nonetheless extraordinarily interesting exhibition."

•   Upcoming conferences: in NYC, "Hong Kong | New York" explores vertical density.

•   Some notable names line up for ArkiPARC 2008, Istanbul's first international property and architecture event.

•   Notable names line up for Chicago's Burnham Plan centennial.


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