Dec 13, 2009
Who would dare take this striped down, office building and decorate its surface?
Richard Woods on the Lever House installation
"The installation for the Lever House uses a multitude of commonplace, 19th century patterns, including William Morris inspired graphic depictions of nature and mock Tudor architectural surfacing so common durig the early 20th century. the patterns are woodblock printed onto wood fiberboard or alumnum sheets. The effect is to impose high Victorian decoration onto the elegant minimal language of the modernist building."