Remembering David Dillon

DillonToday’s Dallas Morning News brings us the David Dillon obituary. It reads, in part, “He came to Dallas as an assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University, but his freelance writing on architecture attracted the attention of editors at The News, and he joined the staff in 1981.” Presumably some of that freelance writing included the cover story Dillon wrote for D Magazine in May 1980, titled “Why Is Dallas Architecture So Bad?” It’s a great piece of writing that is still relevant 30 years after we published it. If you’ve got a few moments to spare this weekend, you ought to give it a read.

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  • Robert

    Tim, thanx so SO much for getting this gem reprinted. An article that TRULY deserves to see the light of day. So sad that Mr. Dillon is gone. He will absolutely be missed.

  • Where can we find a photo of Mr. Dillon? We’re running a short piece on him in the upcoming Trade Secrets Dept of New England Home — a 300 dpi photo would really help to memorialize this champion of design.