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Posts Tagged ‘modernism’

City Journal | American Architecture’s Classical Revival

City Journal | American Architecture’s Classical Revival

"Why, in 2015, would anyone want to build a classical building? The answer: to reconnect present-day architecture and city building with American political ideals, history, and culture. This impulse, more common today than in several generations, [...]

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

“It sometimes feels as if cities like Paris and Venice have been coated with formaldehyde and turned into museums. The old formulas of ‘respecting context’ won’t work. We must create a new context and puncture past beauty with raw, powerful [...]

The 50-Year Anniversary of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”

The 50-Year Anniversary of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”

2011 has thus far passed largely unmarked as the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs’ influential book on urban planning, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.  In 1961, the book was as close to a blockbuster as the topic of [...]

Shareable | Architectural Myopia: Designing for Industry, Not People

Shareable | Architectural Myopia: Designing for Industry, Not People

In the last half-century, the clear result of “architectural myopia” is buildings whose makers have been so concerned with the drama of their appearance that they fail on the most fundamental human criteria. They isolate people; they do not [...]