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And so the great "starchitecture" debate straggles onward. Architizer just ran a takedown of archicritic Witold Rybczynski's shrewd Times op-ed, the one wherein Rybczynski says "starchitects" don't understand that architecture "is a social art, rather than a personal one." James S. Russell calls out not only the controversial term itself ("I refuse to use [it]") but also Rybczynski's "whining:" "Sorry, Witold. Architecture is a medium of individual expression." Read on. [Architizer;
previously; photo via Getty Images]