Keeping up appearances

Photoed by me in Oxford Street late this afternoon:

What this tells you is that architectural modernism has utterly conquered indoors, but that out of doors, modernism is only popular because its totalitarian impulses have been held at bay, by what you might call ancientism.

The Modern Movement founders would have been disgusted by the process portrayed in this picture.

Originally posted at Brian Micklethwait’s Old Blog

One thought on “Keeping up appearances”

  1. Rob Fisher commented:

    That’s quite an impressive feat, there. I can see why Howard Roark would not like it, but I do.

    Posted by Rob Fisher on 23 September 2014

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