The TD Bank building and Eaton’s building by Cesar Pelli, photo © Michael de Courcy, mid-1970s This is not a true post-mortem, since Cesar Pelli‘s 1973 Eaton’s building has not actually been demolished—and how rare it is to be able to say that in Vancouver, now one of North America’s capitals of demolition. However, the building might as well have been demolished because it has effectively disappeared. Pelli, one of the …read more
Posts Tagged ‘1970s’
Dancing to Transformer inside the old Crying Room space a few weeks ago, oblivious and laughing at 4 am while singing along to: And curtains laced with diamonds dear for you And all the Roman Noblemen for you And kingdom’s Christian Soldiers dear for you And melting ice cap mountain tops for you And knights in flaming silver robes for you And bats that with a kiss turn prince for …read more
An article on fashions in appliance colours (stainless steel vs. white) on oveninfo.com (a kitchen appliance website) quickly leads to a flame war in its comment section. Stainless steel is pitted against avocado and harvest gold, bellbottoms against video games and Vietnam vs. Iraq. When I was saying aesthetics are the thin end of the wedge of politics I wasn’t expecting the road to be quite this short.