Thursday, June 23, 2016

The French revolution

The more cutting-edge the design, the quicker it seems to age. That much goes for many things, not least buildings - as Paris has found out to its cost. The "Grands Ensembles" of the city's boom period between the 1950s and the 1980s - the unconventional creations of ambitious, forward-thinking planners and architects - are now largely abandoned and reviled, tombstones to a future that has already past or never even came. Laurent Kronental's photos capture them in all their neglected glory.

(Thanks to Matt for the link.)

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