2.18.2009

Thank the Modernists

Thank them for all those hideous buildings in Toronto. Yes, you, brown Fifth Element Sears building on Jarvis and you, large curved bookend City Hall!

I'm sick of learning about Modernist Design and their affinity for clean, geometric forms and their use of modern materials or their use of plains surfaces articulated by abstract manipulation of light and shade. Bulldoze that shiiiiiit! No, actually, don't, I'm going to Canoe on Sunday, housed in one of Mies van der Rohe's works, the Toronto Dominion towers. Really, I usually appericate the legacy of Modernist works, but I'm just sick of studying and I just really want to pass my History of Design mid-term on Sunday. Dear ghosts of Le Corbusier, Piet Mondrian, and founder of Bauhaus please let me pass this test.