Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe



WHO?

Gut reaction. Never heard of him and probably couldn't care less. A genius you say? You'll have to convince me of that. If he's the guy responsible for all the square box glass and steel buildings that now grace our landscape then sorry he ever made it to the architectural forefront. Boxes? We have enough boxes. Just ask the box boy. Do markets still have them? Oops person, must be PC these days. Wouldn't want to offend the ladies. Aren't we supposed to think outside the box? Only greatfull that the style didn't last longer. Who wants to live in the early 60s again. Okay a mere technicality the ideas were earlier but the designs hit a peak in the 60s. Boxed buildings, boxed furniture it was all squaresville man. It was plain bland monochromatic and don't forget the turquoise lampshade. Like disco one of those fades you wish would go away quickly. But it didn't.

So the next time you drive past one of those office strip malls that look exactly like the last office strip mall you can thank or curse this guy. The choice is yours. Give me the 21st century any day. Pete Segar was right when he penned "Little Boxes" but he was referring to houses. Same difference.

And now for something completely diff..... Ta Da!


Now there's some architecture for ya Frank Lloyd.

(And a little inside info. it was a bitch to assemble)

Too lazy to blog.

7 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Zombie van der Rohe and zombie Le Corbusier need to engage in a fight to the death, then we need to resurrect them, and replay, for all eternity, with popcorn, because their shtick is as ugly as their currently-rotten visages.

Demeur said...

How poetic Randal. Only you could make the mundane interesting.

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Cynthianne said...

Whut? Is that a building, or an "art" shot of a junkyard? Help me out here!

BBC said...

Never heard of him and don't give a crap.

The Blog Fodder said...

Functional and not expensive to build.
Then there was the Japanese architect Flank Royd Light.