Why Anti-Kitsch?

Tuesday 15th November § Leave a comment

At the time that I started this blog I was reading from Daniel Libeskinds polemic ‘Breaking Ground’. In one offshoot he describes the criticisms of Herbert Muschamp, the don of New York architectural critics, towards his own plans for Ground Zero:

“He derided my attempt as a ‘predictably kitsch result.’ Whoa. That’s as low a blow as you can deliver in architecture criticism-to call something kitsch. You can say a design is ugly. That it’s impractical. You can even say it’s a rip-off of another design. But don’t ever call it kitsch”

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