Started by Heinrich, October 23, 2022, 10:30:06 AM
Quote from: awkward customer on October 27, 2022, 05:30:07 AMWonderful.This might explain why some buildings can induce gloom and depression, or anxiety and agitation, while others are peaceful and calming? At least for me. This might also help explain the levels of distress such buildings can cause, especially when filled with similarly distracted crowds.Modernist architecture deliberately destroyed boundaries in the name of creating 'free flowing space - and in so doing destroyed geometry, sacred or otherwise. Modernist churches do the same.Anyone would think this was all part of a pattern, the aim being to tear apart all places conducive to recollection and fill every space with noise and confusion.
QuoteWalter Adolph Georg Gropius (18 May 1883 – 5 July 1969) was a German-American architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Alvar Aalto, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture. He is a founder of Bauhaus in Weimar (1919). Gropius was also a leading architect of the International Style.
QuoteThe Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus (German for 'building house'), was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts. The school became famous for its approach to design, which attempted to unify the principles of mass production with individual artistic vision and strove to combine aesthetics with everyday function.The Bauhaus was founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar. It was grounded in the idea of creating a Gesamtkunstwerk ("comprehensive artwork") in which all the arts would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style later became one of the most influential currents in modern design, modernist architecture and art, design, and architectural education. The Bauhaus movement had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography. Staff at the Bauhaus included prominent artists such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and László Moholy-Nagy at various points.
Quote from: awkward customer on October 27, 2022, 12:58:26 PMPeople like this?
Quote from: Instaurare omnia on October 27, 2022, 01:36:02 PM......Subsequent generations with no firsthand memory of the real thing became the poor creatures who currently inhabit the projects, a.k.a. council flats, everywhere that bureaucrats chose to construct this sort of soul-destroying warehousing.