Sunday, June 9, 2013

LÉON KRIER: How Industrial Society Destroys Culture

Like William Morris, Léon Krier is dedicated to the cause of beauty: that gives his work an edge and an individuality which many people would rather be without. If his polemic seems at times simplistic, it is I believe his concern for the loss of beauty that has reached a level close to despair, and if his words at times sound shrill it is because his ideas have been met so often by indifference or complacency. -- Robert Maxwell, from the introduction to Léon Krier's talk.
This essay is even more important today than when it was written in 1982:

How Industrial Society Destroys Culture

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