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Modernism 101: 50′s Architecture

Posted by Scott

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Just a few gems from the Modernism 101 collection. Modernists in the 50′s had it down and it’s images like these that remind me it wasn’t all garishness back then. Not everything had bubbles and fins and bulges; some people were hiding out in the woods quietly appreciating their straight lines and right angles. Unfortunately, most of them stayed in the midwestern United States. Out here in San Francisco, apparently they decided that the height of architecture was the victorian age so all we got is a bunch of ugly houses with 400 rooms in them and Mel’s Drive In.

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Erik says:

March 13, 2009 at 9:44 am

I love the font on the first one here. It just looks clean, retro (obviously), and dirty all in one. LOVE IT!

Also Scott, I love the new featured articles section on the blog. It is a beautiful addition.

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Erik says:

March 13, 2009 at 9:46 am

A GREAT find!

I love the typeface on the first here.

Also, Scott, I love the addition of the featured articles. It is a nice and useful addition.

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Alex Cornell says:

March 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Got to love Clarendon numbers! That red 20 pops nicely on the third photo.

I too am loving the “featured posts” section addition. Looks cool and also is an effective solution for keeping posts in circulation after they’ve been pushed from the front page.

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Adam says:

March 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm

“Out here in San Francisco, apparently they decided that the height of architecture was the victorian age so all we got is a bunch of ugly houses with 400 rooms in them and Mel’s Drive In.”

Um…ever hear of an Eichler?

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diLLS says:

March 15, 2009 at 6:27 am

i love it when people that have no background in art history / design try to talk about architecture. Props at trying to sound smart tho Scott =D

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Jesse says:

March 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Wow that first one is amazing! I am inspired to do something in a similar vein…Combine my Arch degree with my photography passion.

Scott- Your flickr is pretty out of date! Although I guess that means you are busy which is good these days.