The Avery Review
Critical Essays on Architecture
Read Issue 35

Sophie L. Gonick considers the contemporaneity of “high-end blight” in lower Manhattan; James Graham road-trips to sites of coal’s current historicization; Bo McMillan follows the history of Cabrini-Green through a review of Ben Austen’s High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing; and Ana Miljački enters historical portals opened by MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia 1948–1980.

A reminder: submissions for the 2019 Avery Review Essay Prize are due January 31st, 2019. More information on the prize can be found here. And, as always, we welcome queries, comments, and general submissions to Look out for another round of critical essays on architecture in the new year.

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Looking northeast at Cabrini-Green’s William Green Homes [the “Whites”]. Photograph by Jet Lowe, taken in the summer of 1999 as part of the Chicago Bridges Recording Project. In Bo McMillan’s “Monoliths of Segregation: Design, Politics, and Black Subjectivity in Cabrini-Green” in the Avery Review 35 (December 2018), link.
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