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the aesthetic extra: water in motion

The original fountain was the brainchild of Philip Johnson, the timeless romantic image using the beguiling nonessential effect that water in architecture has always been. Water as the aesthetic extra; Before the Lincoln center fountain, Johnson had installed a 120-foot … Continue reading

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roadside architecture: sweeping out the old twerps

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) i say – “fuck frank gehry and philip johnson and rem khoolhaus, etc. etc. ad naseum.” i say those guys are total ass clowns wasting everybody’s time and dime on their masturbatory fantasies of power. … Continue reading

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a tangible mansion in the imagination: knock before entering

Architecture has long had deep roots in the imagination. Creating fantastical structures, magnificent dwellings, and phantom cities , painters have always been drawn to erecting a dream architecture of the improbable and often psychologically revealing¬† buildings. Certainly, architecture and psychoanalysis … Continue reading

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