Architectural Aesthetics

To have included Ivy Cooper’s enthusiastic admiration of Tadao Ando’s work at the St Louis Art Gallery undermines Resurgence’s critical position (issue 252).

‘Modernity’ as an art-historical phenomenon means industrial production, and extolling the virtues of a building by its emotional impact alone just won’t do. We could equally achieve the same emotional response as Ando’s architecture stimulates, by using materials which use less energy and which might even resemble their origins.

The building industry is not very different to the ...


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