Saturday, October 16, 2010

last batch of quotes from "four walking tours of modern architecture in nyc" by louise huxtable

-The appearance of the building is the direct visual expression of this structural grid, which creates an all-over pattern of equal horizontal and vertical emphasis -- here abstract geometric design of relatively pleasant proportion and color.

-This striking, even stark simplicity was meant to emphasize the revolutionary character of the new modern style.

-it is experimental and the results is on the garish side ...

-there is, however, unfortunate lack of design integration...

-The lobby confuses with a multiplicity of inadequately related details ... achieve only a conflicting fussiness legitimate neither as structure nor as decoration.

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