All about me
Let's start with hello. Hello. Thanks for dropping by. I like architecture, cities, design and places. I like them a lot. I guess you do too; that's why you're here. I tell stories about them, in all sorts of different ways. Sometimes I make TV programmes, other times I write journalism. Sometimes I make podcasts, other times I make exhibitions. Sometimes I talk about them to roomfuls of advertising executives, museum visitors or university students. Other times I sit at home writing books. I've just published one – The Age of Spectacle: adventures in architecture and the 21st-century city (Penguin Random House) - a sort of history of architecture and cities since the 1970s.
This is my website (like you hadn't noticed that already). It's not a blog or a journal. It's just a place to find out a bit more about me and what I do, and to get in touch with me. My favourite building is Durham Cathedral, by the way. I love listening to Kate Bush, and can stare at maps for hours. And I get my glasses from Meyrowitz or The Eye Company opticians in London (you'd be amazed how many people ask).
What have people been saying about me?
“Dyckhoff’s polemic works so effectively because he doesn't just identify problems; he attempts to suggest solutions, too. Every film ends with a feeling of possibility.” (Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman). “A great storyteller" (Icon). "Discursive [and] knowledgeable" (Jonathan Meades, Literary Review). “In this age of trendy orthodoxies, it is a brave man who squares up to the big guns of architecture” (David Chater, The Times).
News, events & appearances
My first book, 'The Age of Spectacle: adventures in architecture and the 21st-century city' has just been published by Penguin Random House. You can find out more about it, and buy it, here.
I'm talking about the book with The Guardian's architecture critic, Olly Wainwright, at the British Library, London on July 18th. Come and heckle (don't).