2012 Lecture Series: Duo Dickinson - The Tyranny of Style
The design of the American Home has been subjected to two parallel universes that distort its primal importance in our lives. Whether it's the pandering traditionalism of spec builder profit or the abstracted Modernist sculpture by architects, comfort, inspiration and intimacy are in short supply. An abiding middle exists between the mindless faux history offered to the 99 percent and the Mau Mau-ing of all but Modernism by the 1% architectural elites in academia and journalism. The work of many architects and the words of Duo Dickinson advocate for a third way.
Duo Dickinson has been an architect for 30 years, and has built over 600 projects. His seventh book, Staying Put came out this fall and he writes for Architecture Boston, and is the architecture critic for the New Haven Register and New Haven Magazine. He has received over 30 awards and his work has been published in more than 80 national publications.