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The End of Beauty in Architecture

The very excellent Justin Shubow. I didn’t realize just how intellectually and morally bankrupt, soul-destroying and downright perverse some architects are. The talk gets quite grim towards the end (around 24.30) when the philosophical underpinnings are brought in. aestheticsarchitectureJustin Shubowpost modernismregressive left

Masayoshi Sukita

Would someone who owns a copy of this book please invite me to their house to see it: I will bring along the finest archival white gloves. And we can’t do it without Bowie’s favourite wine (Mr. Sukita can tell you which one it is). There is a very slight interview with Masayoshi that is being endlessly recycled…

9/11

Photograph from September 11 #9/11aestheticsArtblue dogBosch FawstindhimmitudeEjay WeissGeorge RodrigueislampaintingpigmanPoetryterrorismwendy rodrigueWisława Szymborska

Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

This study from a few years back confirms what genuine music lovers already know to be the general trend in the homogenization of music. Full report in Scientific Reports 2, Article number: 521 (2012). Check out Thoughty2’s popular and rightfully scathing overview below. It was reassuring though to see some under 35s at a recent Pokey LaFarge show, Pokey himself…

One Spring

Karl Bodek and Kurt Conrad Löw, One Spring (1941). (Never again. Who ya gonna call? The groupthink regressives? Nah! They are complicit and culpable). aestheticsArtKarl BodekKurt Conrad Löwregressive left