03 July 2010

Corbu? Who?

Leon Krier vs Corbu. This argument has been raging in architectural circles since Robert Venturi first published Learning from Las Vegas and Tom Wolfe From the Bauhaus to Our House. While I love the traditional, we live in the present - therefore, I am also drawn to the modern. Modernism is making a comeback, but as an abstract aesthetic in itself, without much of the 20th century Socialist political baggage and the brutalist, soul-less "Soviet dreary" that Corbu inflicted upon the world. (The new Lefty architectural political baggage is all about "green" and "sustainable" - two things Corbu, Mister-Machine-for-Living, most certainly was not.)

Hattip: Maggie's Farm.

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