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The Fury of the Modernists

From its beginnings in the Bauhaus, architectural modernism has been less an aesthetic experiment than a moral crusade.

The Threat of ‘Genius’ to Truly Successful Architecture

The pursuit of genius in architecture is what has most contributed to the unstitching of our urban fabric, giving us those buildings in outlandish shapes and unsightly materials that take a chunk of the city and make it into somewhere else.

Plague Days in Baltimore

The results of several generations of anarchy ushered in by the Sexual Revolution have been on display in Baltimore this past week.