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Architecture is Meant to Be Experienced In Person—Not Photographs

Adele Peters

Interesting perspective. UK design critic talks about how photography popularized architecture in the early 20th century, and then changed it. Today, he says, websites covering architecture "provide little but glossy images of buildings that you will never visit, lovingly formed into photoshopped, freeze-dried glimmers of non-orthogonal perfection, in locations where the sun, of course, is always shining."

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Good architects think about the social aspects of space. It's always a treat to visit a well-known institution like the Hollyhock House and see why it was designed in certain ways. Of course Frank Llyod Wright usually didn't listen to his clients, but maybe that's what made his work interesting?