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An Architectural Pendulum: or Another Loos is Needed

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“An Architectural Pendulum: or Another Loos is Needed” is a critical analysis of the postmodern movement and its derivation as a reaction to the modernist ideals. 904 more words

Guarini - Saarinen?

The Church of the Immacolata Concezione, Turin, and Modernism

Eero Saarinen, Trans World Airlines Flight Center, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica Bay, Queens | Source: … 849 more words

Architectural History

"Less is a bore."

“Less is a bore.”

— Robert Venturi, architect


"...You should do what turns you on."

“Modernism is about space. Postmodernism is about communication. You should do what turns you on.”

— Robert Venturi, architect


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I like elements which are hybrid rather than “pure,” compromising rather than “clean,” distorted rather than “straightforward,” ambiguous rather than “articulated,” perverse as well as impersonal, boring as well as “interesting,” conventional rather than “designed,” accommodating rather than excluding, redundant rather than simple, vestigial as well as innovating, inconsistent and equivocal rather than direct and clear.

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Fresh Fruit from Rotten Vegetables (part four): Neither For Nor Against Architecture, Yet Happy to Pit Wodiczko Against Bataille

Bataille and Foucault would have it that our day-to-day existence is governed by architecture: the tomb, the prison, the government office, etc. I have previously surmised that the 21st Century is a schizophrenic age, and what could be more schizophrenic (if we accept Foucault and Bataille) than a climate in which architecture is endlessly toppled and reconstructed? 604 more words