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  •  I hear you. (3+ / 0-)
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    As an abstraction or a study in form it is really interesting. As part of a cityscape it is not so much. Although there is a lot of PoMo crap from the 80s that I hate even more because of its false jocularity and awkward whimsy. Modernism can be pretentious but generally it has very strong form and internal proportion, even if outscaled for users or context.

    •  Post-modern looks too chock-a-block to me. (3+ / 0-)
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      Stone panels hanging on a steel frame made to look more substantial than it actually is.

      Not sure what you call the post-post-modern steel and glass stuff coming up now, but some of it is interesting, some of it is bland, to me.

      I'm getting really tired of steel and glass everywhere, though.

      I've seen some buildings combining concrete and steel-and-glass in interesting ways, lately. Hope that keeps up.

      "The disturbing footage depicts piglets being drop kicked and swung by their hind legs. Sows are seen being kicked and shoved as they resist leaving their piglets."

      by Bush Bites on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 06:21:18 AM PDT

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      •  Got any pictures? (1+ / 0-)
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        SadieSue

        Would like to see!

        Milwaukee Art Museum (Calatrava) is really lovely, and the tiny underground parking garage is a jewel (used in a Porsche ad). I never tire of looking at it. MAM itself is comprised of three sort of "signature" buildings: one is Modernist, one Brutalist, and then the Calatrava.

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