>>24747>I dont buy it.
Even if you don't the bourgeoisie certainly does, albeit from an inverse and mostly uncritical manner. One only needs to look at the federal government's reaction to Jan 6, specifically Biden's 'Temple of Democracy' remark to see how widely accepted these supposedly fringe theories pertaining to the 'lasting', 'idealized' and 'eternal' are. Or hell, even Trump being all retvrn for the Jeffersonian architecture that has characterized Washington DC since at least the 1850s. In their eyes, the most heretical thing you can
do is desecrate these 'temples'—and what's especially disappointing is that the maggots who stormed the Capitol building couldn't even be bothered to fully commit.>i dont think we have to literally remove all of what exists or it will taint society.
I never said that; but again, to the bourgeoisie (and their allies) that's what establishing socialism has often looked like in practice. I find it difficult to imagine them not
foaming at the mouth after realizing their precious monuments are no longer sacred.>i think the positive side is actually that they try to have a whimsical and lush aesthetic at lower cost. This is bringing fun shit to the masses.
A lot of the architectural output from the Gilded Age was intellectually grounded by a fusion of the City Beautiful movement, complaints over the end of Manifest Destiny and a growing obsession with vulgar Darwinian 'race science'. The ruling class at the time thought this was just so fun
~! Everyone focuses on the first part because that's all flâneurs and bourgeois dilettantes care about. Why should any socialist worth their salt want to preserve that? If you're gonna bring back a 'lush' and 'whimsical' aesthetic to the built environment then I think it ought to be downstream from its use
. Believe it or not, it is possible! Louis Sullivan famously said, "form follows function" but he also went into the 20th century as the biggest lover of ornament to ever exist, so of course he died penniless.>Our architecture has changed drastically, much new shit is being built all the time, in an objectively verifiable way capitalism is building a new world in the place of the old
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