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Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world. ---->>>

Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station. ---->>>

An excellent job with a dubious undertaking, which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful. ---->>>

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination. ---->>>

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on. ---->>>

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-14, 1921
Occupation: Critic

Ada Louise Huxtable (née Landman; March 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013) was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. The esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner (1984) for architectural criticism, said in 1996: "Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a part of the public dialogue (wikipedia)