Sunday, May 21, 2006

Engineering Conflict

Painting and sculpture still have the power to make people intemperately angry, as former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's outrage over Chris Ofili's distinctive ways with elephant dung and canvas vividly demonstrated not so long ago. But after a century or more of twisting the bourgeoisie by the tail, the cultural shock tactics of visual artists are subject to the inevitability of diminishing returns...

From a New York Times Magazine article about the power of architecture by Deyan Sudjic.

Read the rest here.

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