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January 20, 2003

Artfight Update

Friedrich --

I notice that the entertaining fisticuffs that broke out in the comments section a few postings down ("Guest Posting -- Michael L. etc") have spread over to Andrea Harris' blog Spleenville, here. As my grandmother used to say, "That's quite a to-do!"

Many thanks to everyone for joining in, by the way. It's heartening, if rather overwhelming, to be reminded of how much many people care about these questions -- let alone how fervently they they hold and express their positions. Who says that juicy discussions about art don't take place anymore?

Now: how about Friedrich on the new LA Cathedral? Or me on the LA City Hall and Addison Mizner? Hey, readers: It took Friedrich and me years to 1) Find our way around the box that is Modern Architecture, and 2) Actually come out the other side. Years! And much in the way of (probably wasted) time spent thinking and researching!

And where are the comments, I ask you? No one's even left a comment saying something along the lines of, "Gosh, you know, the 2Blowhards have half a point here: the scholars and experts talk about all these weirdo/nightmare glass and steel and concrete boxes and experiments as the only Modern Architecture, and actually there are lots of nifty other kinds of recent buildings, including many that are really attractive and pleasant, that fit in yet add a little something, that I could even dig living in, or working in, or walking by! Cool! Whaddya know: There's a lot more to Modern Architecture than Modernism!" Not one such comment!


But not bitter or anything, no sirree,


UPDATE: I can't seem to make the link to the Spleenville posting itself work -- the one above is a dud. So, many apologies. But those interested in following this dispute can use this link here to get to Spleenville, and can then do a search on "Blowhard." That'll do ya. Or so I hope.

UPDATE #2: Andrea Harris, the queen of Spleenville, has delivered herself of another terrific posting on the topic, readable here.

posted by Michael at January 20, 2003


Jeez, these bloggers. First they want you to look at them everyday, then they want you to comment too! Don't ya know you're doing good?

However, your link to Spleenville is not good.

Posted by: Michael L on January 21, 2003 11:02 AM

Oops, thanks for the alert. I've updated the posting with a link that works.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on January 21, 2003 11:22 AM

Well that's wacky! I think you somehow linked to the xml referrer link intead of the regular link. Dunno how that happened. Anyway, here it is (right-click and copy shortcut). Enjoy. Muahahaha!

Extra: I wrote a later post referring back to the cancelled thread to. It's this one.

Posted by: Andrea Harris on January 21, 2003 4:15 PM

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