Gaddis Architect

by Bridget Gaddis, AIA, Leed AP
(Alexandria, VA, USA)

You might want to give a nod to Michael Graves who is often blamed, with good reason, for the Post Modern "Popitecture" (my phrase which may or may not be original) that populates most of the American sprawl-scape. He is especially known for the "homage to past forms" part that you noted. I heard him speak at an event when I was a student. He devoted not a little of his talk to images in Marcel Proust's, "Remembrance of Things Past." Images that, removed from intellectual discussions, move happily to a more common and profitable place, as do the buildings of Graves himself. The path from the Portland Building has lead through Disney World and even landed in the lap of Target. What could be more pop than a building reduced to a teapot. Andy Warhol would buy one if he were alive.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Architectural Philosophy.

Like Me! Tweet Me! Comment! Tell your Story!
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.