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Old Posted Nov 28, 2017, 2:36 PM
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Originally Posted by vid View Post
Another thing we've lost with modernism is the ability to see faults in historic architecture. Some of those buildings are also badly designed with unusual proportions and impractical interior layouts or not enough windows or doors but when it's a classical or revival building, people seem more willing to overlook that simply because it has ornamentation.

100x this. For every well-designed and proportioned Victorian (for instance) building there's a gaudy knock-off combining multiple architectural styles and covered in way too much ornamentation. They just tend to be overlooked because, old.
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