Mm, nazi architecture

I am not a nazi, for the record, but boy am I a sucker for their architecture. Massive blunt hunks of blunt massiveness.

I’m not sure, but I have a feeling this has to do with the fact that all construction is inherently an exercise of authority. Building walls that cannot be broken down easily. Making a door here but not there. A road from here to there but not there. A freedom here and a restriction there.

Modernism, with its glass walls, open plans, and centrifugal composition, is but a camouflage, a potemkin stage set concealing the operative system, rigid, oppressive and authoritarian as ever.

Love the German traffic sign typography, too!

fantastic journal: The Big B.

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