Friday, April 20, 2007

Acropolis: Child of Metropolis

"If the skyscrapers reprsented , as some said, Babel, the implications weren't all bad. Babel was a cacophony of different languages; so were the architecture made itself the host for motifs and styles from widely diverse cultures, present and past. Zigzag designs from American Indian culture and angular geometric patterns from ancient Babylon and Assyria and Africa contradicted and supplemented Gothic towers, gargoyles, and Art Deco ornamentation." - Ann Douglas on Manhattan architecture in the 1920's.

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