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Symmetry as Death in Brutalist Architecture

Marcel Breuer's Cleveland Trust Tower in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (Coutresy Wiki Commons)

by Pac Pobric

Marcel Breuer’s Cleveland Trust Tower in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (Coutresy Wiki Commons)

“It is more important to fail spectacularly than to achieve mediocrity.” Allison and Peter Smithson, 1954

 

It’s easy to give a sociological reading of Brutalist architecture as inhuman or cold because that’s largely the consensus. This kind of sociology doesn’t look at form closely enough, if at all. What’s harder than agreeing with it … Continue reading »

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Psychological Structure

Mikael Kennedy, untitled polaroid (image courtesy of the artist's website)

 

Mikael Kennedy, untitled polaroid (image courtesy of the artist's website)

Mikael Kennedy: Between Wolf and Dog

Clic Gallery and Bookstore

June 7-July 9, 2012

255 Centre Street

New York, New York

The polaroids of Mikael Kennedy are an ethereal beast. Although the sun-drenched Glass House series by James Welling immediately comes to mind, Kennedy’s work emphasizes  human presence. The title of the show derives from a French phrase that … Continue reading »

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