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Then: When Mussolini first came to power, the view from the balcony looked out across the expansive Roman forum with remnants of pillars and palaces built during the height of the Roman empire. On the far end, the famous broken facade of ancient colosseum towered over the important archeological park. But Mussolini thought the direct […]
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The Architecture of Yugoslavia

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On February 6, 2019
I managed to see the exhibit at MOMA on the architecture of Yugoslavia and it was basically one of the very best exhibits I’ve ever seen. You can say that communist architecture was ridiculous–and maybe it was–but it had real ideas behind it that are worth being taken seriously. Anthony Paletta has a Boston Review […]
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This is the grave of Louis Sullivan. Born in 1856 in Boston to Swiss and Irish immigrants, Sullivan went to MIT for one year, figured he didn’t need school, and went straight into architecture. He worked for Frank Furness for a couple of years in Philadelphia. When the Panic of 1873 dried up the work […]
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This is the grave of Buckminster Fuller. Born in 1895, in Milton, Massachusetts, Fuller became interested in design at a young age, tinkering with any number of ideas. He was a restless intellect and not a particularly serious student. He went to Harvard but was expelled twice. He wandered around in his early adulthood, working […]
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