I’ve never understood the fascination so many architects have with the “brutalist” style of buildings that some designers loved in the 1960s-1970’s. Even in the haze of youth in architecture school, I found that particular style unattractive, to put it kindly.
I suppose when a style is coined “Brutalism” you should expect that it will [...]
Regular posting will resume soon on more in-depth topics. For today, here’s a photo of Lake Forest, IL.
North of Chicago on the Metra line, the town center of Lake Forest is one of the original shopping centers planned for the car. And yet, it was still an era where public space remained important, and [...]
A belated photo this week, from Galena, IL. Main Street in Galena is one of the best-preserved and beautiful in all the Mississippi Valley. This classic American river town is in part well-preserved because the river itself moved. Now, a regional destination for weekend getaways and more, Galena is worth a stop on anyone’s journey [...]