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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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Unassuming Publication

image courtesy of gallery's website

 

image courtesy of gallery's website

Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures, organized by Lauren van Haaften-Schick

April 18-June 30, 2012

Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th Street

New York, New York

The Center for Book Arts considers how books have documented “the process and politics of cancelation.” These artifacts provide an opportunity to view floundered projects in retrospect, oftentimes providing constructive criticism or producing an innovative chirp of … Continue reading »

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