Wednesday, November 26, 2008

1970's SO CAL

Southern California in the 70’s. If only our architecture could be as cool and timeless as this page. It looks easy and unforced. The art on this page feels fully present, thought it was done many years ago. Vija Celmins meditative graphite work and Ruscha’s renderings capture the moment they were rendered, yet today they still feel relevant . Misrach’s photo is a great lesson in silence and isolation (like Kahn’s Salk institute). We do not need to be afraid of creating spaces that generate a sense of quite and isolation. There is not enough of that quality in the modern built world.

... Robin Donaldson, AIA

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