2-05 2016, 8:20 NP
- Shonandai cultural center, Fujisawa, Itsuko Hasegawa, 1990.
“[…]examples of postmodern architecture, high and low, commercial and arty, weird and wonderful, and from all over the world, highlighting how stylistic liberty is, was and will always be a joyous thing.”
1-05 2016, 11:22 NP
“Southdale Mall still exists. It is situated off I-494, south of downtown Minneapolis […]”
“It does not seem like a historic building, which is precisely why it is one. Fifty years ago, Victor Gruen designed a fully enclosed, introverted, multitiered, double-anchor-tenant shopping complex with a garden court under a skylight — and today virtually every regional shopping center in America is a fully enclosed, introverted, multitiered, double-anchor-tenant complex with a garden court under a skylight. Victor Gruen didn’t design a building; he designed an archetype.”
“Victor Gruen may well have been the most influential architect of the twentieth century. He invented the mall.”