Oh, I see! How inventive! You've actually stacked the boxes I am supposed to live in!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

An Architecture of Our Time?

Charles Siegel tackles the criticism of New Classicism and New Urbanism that it resembles a theme park, or if you will a Disneyfication in his book An Architecture of Our Time: The New Classicism. Here is an example. You decide.
Schwartz, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Theme Park Architecture[?] Which of these two recent buildings is designed to look like a symphony hall, and which is designed to attract gaping tourists, like a theme park?
Above: David Schwartz, Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, 2006. (Photograph by Kerry Woo.)
Below: Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, 2003. (Photograph by PDphoto.org.)
Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall
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