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Honorably designed Q2 19th century Gothic revival home

"Less is more." / "God is in the details." (Mies van der Rohe)


Gothic revival house designed by Augustus Welby Pugin (before 1853). Note the almost modernist austerity of form [followiing function]. Contrast this with a postmodernist archeological deformed architectural stillbirth or MacMansion.

How can we have regressed so much in a century and a half? Perhaps by having kept America (The land of The Free and the Home of The Brave...) beautiful?  
 
 
 

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BMcC signature seal stamp. Modelled on 18th century messenger's letter box in collection of Suntory Museum, Tokyo. Japanese write poems and prayers on slips of paper which they tie into knots like this shape although with longer legs. Prayers are often tied to branches of trees which can look like they are covered with snow. "Symbol of a symbol, image of an image, emerging from the destiny that is sinking into darkness...." (H. Broch, "The Sleepwalkers", p.648) Always remember. Add value. (This image created not later than 21 May 2003)Invenit et fecit


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