You cannot deconstruct unless you know how to construct. - Alexander McQueen

archive for February, 2010

Rest In Peace, Alexander McQueen

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Alexander McQueen was a visionary and losing him extends beyond the realm of fashion.

A Fad Gadget Kind of Day

Sunday, February 7th, 2010


The Paper Architects (Real and Fictional)

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I meant to write about Lois Nesbitt’s Brodsky & Utkin: The Complete Works sooner, but until recently it was buried in one of my “to be processed” stacks of reading material (easily confused with my “to sit and collect dust” stacks, but I know the difference). Russian paper architects Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin formed a partnership in the late Seventies that lasted roughly a decade. Their fantastic work, according to Nesbitt, “constitutes a graphic form of architectural criticism” of the dehumanizing effects of Soviet utilitarian architecture.

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Doll’s House 1982
from Nesbitt’s Brodsky & Utkin: The Complete Works (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003)