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I'm a student at the Boston Architectural College and a longtime member of this forum. I've put together a survey that investigates attitudes about modern architecture.
Please try it out. It should take about 10 minutes to complete (which is not as long as it feels). If you find it interesting, pass it along to anyone else you might think would be interested. The more responses, the more varied the respondents will be and the more compelling the results.
Here is the link:
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Thanks everyone for your interest in this survey. It is now closed and I'm in the process of analysis. I should be done sometime in the next few weeks.
I missed the survey, to bad.
Was one of the questions...
Do you think that modernism started off as an artistic novetly but eventually evolved (and continues to be) to become the financial realization by shrewed developers that you can maximixe profit by making the design as simple as possible- a glass rectangle?
[BTW my answer would have been a resounding "YES"]
Not not someone, just the modernist crap that I have to endure when ever I have to look at the downtown skyline, the midtown skyline as well but not as bad as the DT. Specially when you look at pre 1960 photgraphs of it and comnpare it to what it looks like now. Hopefully the new WTC complex will alleviate that anguish.
It will definitely help. Its way too flat at the moment, needs the WTC pinnacle.
What's the present tense of "shrewed"
Right, and modernism is a degradation of the human imagination.
I finally got around to uploading some of the data from the survey. FYI: I broke down the respondents in to four groups based on their answer to the question about their relationship to the architecture profession. In the data, it's shortened to "others" for those who said they were generally not followers of architecture, "buffs" for those who consider themselves informed laypeople, "students" and "architects."
I'm keeping my analysis of the data to myself for now. I may be doing a follow-up in the Spring semester.
I read most of the survey: useful information, very relevant, given there are so many folks here at WNY that have an interest in the subjects of Art & Architectural Design.
I was curious as to why most people in the "others" category chose the term CEREBRAL for London City Hall.
Then I realized the obvious: any one else venture to quess.
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^ It's shaped like a brain?
V bingo...... that was a "straightforward" answer.
It's interesting how commonly used words often have entirely different meanings to people who supposedly speak a common language. I had to think about that one: I do not immediately associate the word CEREBRAL with a shape.
The survey was "idiosyncratic" - another adjective used in the survey word sets - but I went away with the sense that I learned something.
I'll just say I found that whole survey to be a CEREBRAL experience; or should I say a 'spherical' experience. .