5.21.2006

real issue is whether Modernism was a good thing
was modernism simply a style

"the inability to keep the weather at bay seems to be a problem that afflicts architects of every variety, even traditionalists"

is embrace of a machine aesthetic -- modernism as such -- inhuman(e)

and finally, perhaps it is that "total design" and object design which is not ergonomic or doesn't accomodate "messiness" is completely different than a modern work of art of "total design" where the utilitarianism of the object is unclear

or perhaps an unhappy success of lack of storage space / nowhere for muddy boots versus a lovely failure to cohere, an ability to pause

a solution to a social problem, or maybve merely Ikea, versus "lurching back into everything that Modernism tried to change"

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