Blogging the Photo-Essay

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“What distinguishes architecture from other creative products is its evolution over time. Owen Hatherley sees the problem of traditional building reviews being partly in their ignorance of time – a building is reviewed once and that’s it. Conversely, online there’s been an emergence of blogs that celebrate the ordinary, the old, the beautiful and the ugly all at once. Unlimited by the pressure of page counts, these online photo essays are personalized forays into a world of forgotten and overlooked architecture”

Essay by Douglas Murphy featured alongside Owen Hatherley and Charles Holland, available in Volume #36 -Ways to be critical