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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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