Architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Ada Louise Huxtable, who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering and prize-winning career as an architecture critic, has died at age 91.Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, said Huxtable died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan after an illness.Huxtable began working at The New York Times in 1963 and was a groundbreaker in bringing architecture criticism to an American newspaper. In her time there, she also was the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, in 1970.Huxtable, a native New Yorker, later went to work for The Wall Street Journal and had pieces published as recently as last month.She looked at buildings and architecture for more than the actual physical design but also for the meaning and importance of the structures in their environment.In the Dec. 3 piece for The Journal, she took on – and found lacking – efforts to renovate the main New York Public Library building.Continue Reading…

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Architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable dies at 91

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