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Form Follows Fiasco: Why Modern Architecture Hasn't Worked
Thank you! Who today will argue that the functionalist aesthetic yielded such decidedly unfunctional results as antiseptic Brasilia and--at more removes--impoverished Pruitt-Igoe? In his disenchantment with open-plan offices and open-plan homes, with machine-made building materials that don't stand up like stone or brick, with heat-transmitting glass facades and windswept plazas, he fails to discriminate between ideal and application--or to balance the egregious failures with the recognized successes. Apropos of city planning he is on firmer if well-trodden ground: yes, a vista is no substitute for a street though one needn't juxtapose a architectural rendering with a photo of busy Disney World to prove it , and the intimate and variegated and old has a charm that the massive and uniform and new can't match. He has a good case against single-use zoning, against the skyscraper that destroys its surroundings; but his saturation bombing will appeal most to those perennial anti-modernists who'd be happiest in a world reconstructed in the image of Williamsburg--or, for that matter, Walt Disney World. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
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Form Follows Fiasco is a polemic against modern architecture written by an accomplished modern architect. - Most of these percepts had been developed in Europe and in the United States between and by a handful of extraordinary pioneers whose visions dominated our lives, first as students and then as practitioners. Five years later I began to realize that very little that my generation of architects had absorbed in and out school made any particular sense.