Monday, April 17, 2006

Double take

Fritz Peutz designed this Glasgalerie in Holland in 1935. Timeless (relatively timeless) buildings from the early part of the 20th Century are intriguing. There's the initial realization that the work is not from this year, or decade. But then one realizes they are from a time when buildings simply didn't look like this. An electrical outlet or Victorian toilet is enough to realize the design context in which they were built. The early villas by Le Corbusier were sometimes photographed with modern automobles outside, which now look comically out of sync with the buildings:


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