For your consideration, Life Without Buildings presents another apocalypic prediction cum “review” from the cantankerous James Howard Kunstler, whom has previously implicitly accused our beloved Rem of homicidal tendencies. His Target this time? Daniel Libeskind’s equally murderous addition to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
The stuffy old gentleman of a museum has developed a horrendous steel and glass tumor. It has become the “Elephant Man” of museums.
Now, you may ask yourself: why is this sort of thing acceptable to the Guardians of Culture? The answer may be that it sends a truthful but subliminal message (which, alas, we are misinterpreting) that the mis-use of technology has become the fatal disease of civilization.
[Once again, emphasis mine. Also please note the misuse of “mis-use.”]
Not only does he have the distinct honor of finding his designs in the company of such presitigous work as “Detroit elemenary school sign” and “12 lane Floriday highway,” but Libeskind also has the unprecedented esteem of recieving Kunstler’s attention two months in a row! In November, Kuntler’s “Eyesore of the Month” was the new Denver Art Museum, which he elegantly described as “an instrument for proctological surgery” and compared the architect to the notorious Nazi, Dr. Mengele.