Interesting quote


"When Modern architects righteously abandoned ornament on buildings, they unconsciously designed buildings that were ornament.... They substituted for the innocent and inexpensive practice of applied decoration on a conventional shed the rather cynical and expensive distortion of program and structure... It is all right to decorate construction but never construct decoration" (from "Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form")

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Sep 20, 13 11:26 am

“It is alright to decorate construction but never construct decoration.”

― Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1 March 1812 – 14 September 1852) was an English architect, designer, artist and critic, chiefly remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style. wiki


Sep 20, 13 1:31 pm  · 
I need me one of them fake passport!
Sep 20, 13 4:54 pm  · 

Ornament is an act of love, a token of esteem.  We adorn what we revere.

Sep 20, 13 8:37 pm  · 

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