Thursday, February 13, 2014

Brutalist

In this article for the Guardian Jonathan Meades is surely mistaken in saying that brutalist architectural designs feature in the film Blade Runnerhttp://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/13/jonathan-meades-brutalism-a-z

The Ziggurat of the Tyrell Corporation is unmistakably post-modernist.

And the assertion of "the artist's right to impose his vision without consultation" is only valid when the artist is spending his or her own money.  When they are spending public money they must submit their designs for public approval.  Van Eyck was not an artist imposing his vision without consultation, Van Eyck was an artist doing what his paymaster told him to do and using his artistic brilliance within the conventions of the time.

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