, a new exhibition at Moma
seemingly reinforces the idea that ultra-skyscrapers are little more than eye-candy, better suited to scale models in art galleries than actual cityscapes. Grouping great clusters of tall towers together - as the exhibition's flash interface does - is also somewhat intellectually dishonest. Why are, say, new opera houses or museums never compared by such 'side by side' comparisons?
In the time it's taken to get this far on the V&A
's controversial Libeskind
, Mr L has built two other structures
here in the UK, suggesting that the visitor-ingesting shock of the new created by his design might now be on the wane.
Photography by Jack Lowe
/ image after
, a free image library / Shift Blog
/ Octopus Dropkick
/ gadgets and more at the red ferret journal
) / visit Master Replicas
for movie props made real. Sadly, their AT-AT Walker
is only ‘studio scale’, which seems a bit of a cop out.
, Gary, Indiana (via Coudal
). Also via C
, a collection of Nevada Casino Chips
/ Red Dress Shoppe
, vintage clothing / Listening Eye
, photography by Jon Wozencroft (via raccoon