Architecture Stripped of its Ornate Garment

written by Zvi Hecker

photo Walter Mair

The continuous unfolding of the global economic crisis brings about not only hardship affecting the personal wellbeing of individuals and societies, but inevitably will create radical shifts in our aesthetic sensibility.


Taken off our guard by the collapse of world stock markets and the demise of financial institutions, we should not be surprised by the deepening of the moral and ethical breakdown that generated this economical crisis in the first place.