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    Fuck the White Gods

    By I am a liberal
    Jun 2, '18 12:18 AM EST


    Read some: Tom Wolfe "From Bauhaus to our House"




    for those who need intellectual comfort

    (aka - half-ass archispeak word salads):

    Read the book, have some drinks, call me in the morning. 

    You ever been brainwashed? 

    Well, yeah, you have!

    You are on archinect and probably went to architecture school. 

    Those damn fundamentalists, in all black with their all modern ideas having those praise and worship studio crits. 

    Praise Corb!

    Do you - Feel like I do -  better ;)

    Peter or Kenneth Frampton, which one was it?




    You can leave the cult anytime, you know that right?!?





    Listen some: pairs well with Tom Wolfe's From Bauhaus to Our House and that fancy Japanese single malt Yamazaki whiskey..mmmm




    * no, but seriously: in honor of Tom Wolfe and his recent passing.







     
    • 8 Comments

    • quondam...

      This is something that quodrum has researched exhaustively without success.

      quondam...

      Does Wolfe explain why Wright chronically felt the need to put down Le Corbusier by making up false things about him? Did Wright have a fragile ego and thus felt threatened by Le Corbusier's import to the architectural realm? I'm not at all familiar with the many books Wright published, but I'm now curious whether they in any way expound upon the importance of Wright's own buildings.

      quondam...

      Judging by all the buildings on this planet, many of which have nothing to do with an architect, it appears that building is much easier than ideas. Le Corbusier built a lot too. And Wright was given plenty of credit for all the work he did. Chris, I think you don't fully understand that as much as Wolfe tried to debunk the myth(ic gods), he also just sensationalized a bunch of new myths--just trading one set of myths for another set of myths.

      quondam...

      The cult that Wolfe debunked was a cult/myth that he at the same time created. All the sensationalized anecdotes created the myth of this cult. For example, Le Corbusier built many buildings--13 of the 19 domestic plans in the above link are built, and the 19 plans are not at all the full record of Le Corbusier's domestic architecture. I might just finally read From Bauhaus to Our House, however.

      quondam...

      The book The Radiant City was published in 1933. At that time Le Corbusier was 46 years old, and had built between 2 and 3 dozen buildings (I'm guessing), including many houses, an big apartment house in Geneva and a huge complex in Moscow.

      quondam...

      It's not a matter of Wright having built more than Le Corbusier. It a matter of Wolfe lying in the caption of the Le Corbusier picture above. Also, Le Corbusier was never an academic.

      quondam...

      The caption is a lie regardless of when the photo was taken.

      quondam...

      Mies van der Rohe between Kahn and Koolhaas

      or

      Seagram Building between City Tower and CCTV

      or

      1954-58 between 1957 and 2002-08

      Jun 2, 18 3:58 pm
      quondam...

      a riff

      JLC-1

      I'm an atheist since a very young age.

      Jun 6, 18 5:20 pm
      JLC-1

      excuse me for my parents then.....

      Matthew Proctor's comment has been hidden

      Be careful on the cursed language quote "F****W*****G***"; in architecture; on the [Archinect @  publication], proper English, context, and languages amongst ourselves must be approximate toward usage.  Don't want any bad label on architects, both students and professionals.

      Sep 11, 18 4:53 pm
      Non Sequitur

      but why? Nothing wrong with saying that white gods ought to be fucked. Perhaps it's the specificity of white gods that's bothersome? Perhaps you're right, let's just avoid the racism altogether and just claim: fuck all gods.

      Blasphemy is the definition of victimless crime afterall.

      Don't want any bad label on architects

      Far too many architects are pretty damn good at giving the profession a bad label.

      Matthew Proctor's comment has been hidden

      Let picture this, who rule the Heavens, the reality in an emporium of leading civilization by the people from thousands years of life force, building stability, and advanced massing systems.  I do not know if blackness claimed Nero and the underworld from the Deccapolis; to the Hades.  As much as all soul and purgatory.  Stardom may emit lightness.

      The currents are evidently real among ourselves as much as church, tradition, culture, and human development.  Superiority tend to empower themselves over human kind by masses in belief system of power.  Overpopulation may pose danger to the current civilization on whose 3rd world trends which deepen the potholes of human traffic as much as dungeons in infancy.  In other countries, the light source of whiteness opt for spirit as much as physical evidence to existence of these generations of successors from past to the future.  The white limestone which pose statues, sculptures, and marble for better natural efficiency of lifestyle in their higher landscapes.  The definition of Sun to the old world thought as much as white Lilly flower beds are viewed as cleaner in smell of fields that we see, whose walking on these paths of life.  That is the bible version of everlasting power in name of public life among people.

      Sep 11, 18 9:00 pm
      Non Sequitur

      So I get why Matt's comments are shown hidden, but my response was totally adequate.  #allgodsmatter #allgodsdeservedtobefuckedequally

      Sep 12, 18 8:11 am
      curtkram

      chris's name is now "i am liberal?"  does that mean  he's unbanned?


      #alldogsmatter

      Sep 17, 18 8:08 pm
      wurdan freo

      wondering the same thing...

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