“The People vs. Modernism”

Screenshot of anti-modernist video by Architecture MMXII.

Screenshot of anti-modernist video by Architecture MMXII.

Malcolm Millais has sent me another video, this one entitled “The People vs. Modernism.” What a glorious compiliation! Beneath a score of ominous music selected from the depths of the minor key, its creators, who refer to themselves as ArchitectureMMXII, offer shot after shot of news and opinion clips, mostly from online, to convey the clear fact that the public does not like modern architecture. Especially notable is a thread of clips mounting up statistical evidence from polling data that confirm modernism’s astonishing dearth of popularity. For bonus points see if you can pick out an old shot of a clip from this blog, Architecture Here and There, when it was associated with my former employer, The Providence Journal.

Screenshot of Architecture Here and There blog. (Subscribe for free at right!)

Screenshot of Architecture Here and There blog. (Subscribe for free at right!)

About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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