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LETTERS

LETTERS

To the editor:

The vicious and vitriolic attack on John Hejduk in the October 1991 issue of Artforum is, an outrageous abuse of the freedom of the press. It goes well beyond the limits of a critique. The vilification, name-calling, unfounded allegations, and blatant lies bring to mind the worst of the McCarthy period. Mr. Muschamp is a disenchanted liberal with a reactionary agenda.

He uses Mr. Hejduk as a scapegoat for all the ills of architecture and society, precisely the things that John Hejduk has fought against all his life: corruption of architecture’s integrity, pseudoeducation, political irresponsibility, moral duplicity. Mr. Muschamp’s attack is not merely an assassination job on an individual but an attack on the very substance of architecture, imagination, and commitment.

John Hejduk is one of the most distinguished and significant architects of the late 20th century. He is

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