An ode to a supermarket - perfection and reality in one
Getting down to work with a set of art historical tools on the unexploded bomb of architecture is the miracle regularly performed by the architectural critic. Never mind that the architecture regularly turns out to be the politics of development in disguise. Compared with building, criticism may be as futile as trying to make your car go faster with a whip, but it has the force of tradition behind it.
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