Karrie Jacobs: The City Beautiful All Over Again
Tuesday 23 October, 2012
6 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp
School of Visual Arts, Design Criticism
136 West 21 Street, Floor 2
Karrie Jacobs has written one-and-a-half books: The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home, published by Viking in 2006 and Angry Graphics, written with Steven Heller, published by Gibbs Smith in 1992. She’s a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine where she writes a monthly column, “America,” about how ideas and strategies in architecture and design play out on the landscape. She’s also a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell. Prior to launching Dwell in fall of 2000, she was the architecture critic of New York Magazine, and in the early 1990s, was the founding executive editor of Benetton’s Colors Magazine. She’s also a faculty member of the Design Criticism graduate program at the School of Visual Arts where she sends students out onto the streets of New York City so they can learn for themselves the differences between a good building and a bad building.