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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Eyesore of the Month
If you're not a fan of modernism, the Eyesore of the Month might be for you. Published by James Howard Kunstler, author of Geography of Nowhere, the feature singles out what it believes are ugly examples of new buildings. Suburban eyesores sometimes make the list, but the feature's biggest targets are often museums and office buildings designed by modernists. This month, the Eyesore blasts the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio, calling it something that looks like a "mechanical alligator snarfing down a Beaux Arts post office." I read "Geography of Nowhere" and liked it, but to me, Kunstler is a new urbanist who wishes American architecture would return to 1922 and stay there. Forever. But maybe I'm wrong. What do you think? (Photo courtesy of Eyesore of the Month, JamesKunstler.com)