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Old 05-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Learn from fashion

Fashion has learned how to be modern and yet escape dull repetitive minimalism. Architecture could learn a few things from this.

Check out these dresses:

They are meticulously detailed, use gradations of color in interesting ways, make inventive uses of materials, unmistakably modern, have incredible attention to detail, interesting lines and patterns, clever ornamentation, and exciting and sexy. Yet we keep putting up the same drab minimalist boxes, like communist chic never went out of fashion:

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Your proposition may be good,
But let's have one thing understood,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it,
I'm against it.
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