Architectural Deconstruction

Critical Mies
This particular series has to do with the "deconstruction" (or parody as in Stanley Tigerman's "Titanic of 1978") whereby shards are broken off and floated off into the sky, sometimes obscuring the sky altogether.

Modern culture is built by bits and fragments, that ultimately coalesce into huge structures, like tiny twigs to build big nests, as opposed to huge stone megaliths. Skyscrapers are really more like nests than obelisks, filled mostly with air. They are essentially skeletons, a metaphor Mies used to great effect, and has turned out to be useful in its depiction in photographic collage.

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