From: Michael Kaplan <view@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 00:51:27 -0400
Actually, the inside is the most disappointing part of the building,
because it is so strictly symmetrical. (Bruno Zevi called symmetry 'fear
of life' - could Gehry be succombing in his old age?) The entire 20th
century waged war against Hitleresque symmetry, the battle lost finally
in the 1970s with the advent of post-modern 'historicism' (ask Leon
Krier about this). Gehry should have known better, because he was
familiar with Scharoun's subtly assymetrical Philharmonie. An architect
friend (I have them) told me it was the acousticians, but I don't
And is that window and sky behind the orchestra, or just blue paint?
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