Tag Archives: postmodernism

Listing Books: Anti-Modernism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s funny how after over a century of a near-stranglehold on elite sensibilities, modernism refuses to give an inch in the art world. Whether in novels, gallery art, architecture, fashion, or music, the implicit (or even at times, … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Stairs

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Ideas So Stupid Only An Intellectual Would Believe Them, A Continuing Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via this essay, time to add another entry to my Enemies List — David Shields: These books made David Shields’s “Reality Hunger” (2010) seem prescient. An earnest “manifesto” against the traditional novel (which Shields finds “unbelievably predictable, tired, … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Juxtaposin’

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Callowman, the proposed design for the Italian pavilion at Expo 2015.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Submitted for your consideration, 20th century architectural history in miniature, as illustrated by three buildings. Located in Inwood neighborhood of upper Manhattan, each is located right next to the other. Here’s a map in the order we’ll be … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I spotted this at Design Within Reach, a chic national chain that sells modernist furniture, at their location on 3rd Avenue. Erasing the boundaries between inside and out is one thing if you live in Newport Beach, CA … Continue reading

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On Architectural Contrast

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I spend more time than is probably healthy trolling providing constructive comments in various reddit architectural forums. There are lots of contemporary architecture fans around there and one thing I see constantly is their enthusiasm for contrast of … Continue reading

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