Comments for Justin Shubow https://shubow.com Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:19:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.3 Comment on Classical Architecture Inspires a Return to Beauty in Classical Music by Andrew Balio https://shubow.com/blog/classical-architecture-inspires-a-return-to-beauty-in-classical-music.html#comment-13607 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:19:37 +0000 http://shubow.com/?p=234#comment-13607 The metaphors are certainly boundless when we look at the music and architecture of the modernists who militantly declared their prohibitions against aesthetic norms. We can see it in all the grammatical gymnastics we have to achieve in politically correct speech as well as educational curriculum that assumes no cultural reference point since all are equally valid. Thank you for this astute essay, Justin!

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Comment on Speaking About Architecture and Nihilism at the Michael Oakeshott Association Conference on Sept. 28 by Nikos SalĂ­ngaros https://shubow.com/blog/speaking-architecture-nihilism-michael-oakeshott-association-conference-sept-28.html#comment-6223 Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:12:59 +0000 http://shubow.com/?p=512#comment-6223 Dear Mr. Shubow,

This sounds wonderful! I would love to read the text of your talk. Having struggled for many years to expose architectural nihilism, with not much success, I applaud other fighters. My own book “Anti-architecture and Deconstruction” is still relevant: in fact, the new edition has the subtitle “The Triumph of Nihilism”.

With best wishes,
Nikos Salingaros

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Comment on Speaking About Architecture and Nihilism at the Michael Oakeshott Association Conference on Sept. 28 by Bob Westmoreland https://shubow.com/blog/speaking-architecture-nihilism-michael-oakeshott-association-conference-sept-28.html#comment-4707 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:43:13 +0000 http://shubow.com/?p=512#comment-4707 Justin will be too modest to say that the nihilists got annihilated Saturday.

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Comment on Classical Architecture Inspires a Return to Beauty in Classical Music by Bob the Chef https://shubow.com/blog/classical-architecture-inspires-a-return-to-beauty-in-classical-music.html#comment-755 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:58:40 +0000 http://shubow.com/?p=234#comment-755 I agree, although I find Austen’s use of the phrase “best modern architecture” is a bit of an oxymoron. The very essence of modern architecture is a rejection of the classical, and so by definition, any modern architecture informed by classical training, while objectively “better” (less worse) than purer exemplars, is bad modern architecture in that it succumbs to classical standards, thus departing from the sick standards and measures of modern art.

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Comment on Classical Architecture Inspires a Return to Beauty in Classical Music by Austen Redman https://shubow.com/blog/classical-architecture-inspires-a-return-to-beauty-in-classical-music.html#comment-177 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:29:25 +0000 http://shubow.com/?p=234#comment-177 Very good article. I have often mused on the connections between musical and architectural education.
Even in the 1970s students were taught the principles of harmony and counter point. In architecture a solid grounding in the equivalent discipline – the classical orders – has been off the curriculum for many years. The best modernist buildings are usually the early examples designed by architects with a classical education.

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