“… The presumption of the Gods of The Market is that we passively crave, above all else, the accessible, the approachable, the unchallenging, the bland, the readily legible. It is, I suspect, its very subjection to an unrelenting diet of these base qualities that has prompted a generation to decline saccharine architecture, fast-food architecture, “eezee-lisnin” architecture, instant gratification architecture in favour of the grown-up’s architecture of getting on for half a century ago.

There was good Brutalism and bad. But even the bad was done in earnest. It took itself seriously, which is a crime in The Market whose insistence is on mindless fun and moronic fun…”

Jonathan Meades (15.09.2014), “There was good brutalism and bad, but even the bad was done in earnest”. Dezeen (read the full article)

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