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The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the age of the celebrity architect finally ending?

While recent years have seen the idolisation of high-profile architects and ‘iconic’ buildings, new narratives around sustainable and ‘high-tech’ design are coming to the fore. Have we witnessed the end of the age of the starchitect? Patrick Kingsland asks Davide Ponzini, author of Starchitecture: Actors and Spectacles in the Global City, and Leslie Sklair, author of The Icon Project


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