Ada Louise Huxtable, The Voice Of A City, Dies At 91
From Fast Company
January 8, 2013 - 1:45pm
Ada Louise Huxtable, The New York Times' first architecture critic, advocated for dignified urbanism up until her death on Monday. Ada Louise Huxtable, who passed away yesterday at the age of 91, lived through a lion’s share of modern architectural history. A New Yorker from birth until death, Huxtable saw--and praised, destroyed, and struggled for--many of the most important buildings of the 20th century. According to The New York Times, she died on Monday in Manhattan. Huxtable was The New York Times’ first architecture critic--a post they created for her after Aline Saarinen bowed out of her sometimes-critic’s seat, citing her marriage to Eero as a conflict of interest. Huxtable was a child during the birth of the International Style, a teen through New York’s Art Deco dalliance, and a young adult during the construction of New York’s great corporat...
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