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Adolf Loos’ Ornament and Crime - Josiah McElheny

"If you actually read Adolf Loos’ ‘Ornament and Crime’…it’s where this whole Mies van der Rohe idea of ‘less is more’ comes from. It’s about making the world white in some way. It says, really directly, that primitive people are the people who decorate, and that the natural course of progress in man is to remove this decorative impulse from our psyche, and that if you provided, quote-unquote, primitive people with the opportunity not to ornament their bodies…they ultimately would want to do that- which is a really strange idea. I think all of it is very colonialist and racist and sexist and fascistic." - Josiah McElheny
Self Portrait with Carnation - Otto Dix

Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger

Cities are beautiful things. 
Hope you all make it tonight! 
Haven’t been overseas since 2007 so it was a bit nostalgic finding my parents’ village on Google maps.
I miss it.
Check out these posts I made of National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry’s Photos of Yemen [x] [x] 

Cross Walk Stereo - The Pass

Inside The Meditator by Ken Isaac
Photo by Jenna Hamed

Flow - Cage The Elephant