Category Archives: Brutalism

Ross Douthat vs. modernism

In today’s New York Times, conservative columnist Ross Douthat attacks modern architecture in order to remember the late Steve Jobs. Yes, you read that right.

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Baltimore’s Morris Mechanic Theater

Once in a while, something just really irritates me. Here is a good example: Melvin Greenwald, a Baltimore developer, recently purchased a now-closed Morris Mechanic Theater, and would like to do everything in his power to modify it or tear it down. He says, “They call it Brutalist architecture, I call it a mistake. It’s ugly. I don’t know anyone that likes it. The building was obsolete when they built it.”

I cannot stand uneducated, ignorant pronouncements. More of my rant, and more pictures, after the break.

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