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You Could Almost Do Anything

Eli Schiff:

Several questions present themselves. Firstly, why do modernist designers feel the need to justify obvious (or should I say opaque) abstractions by appealing to metaphorical significance, where no metaphor still exists? This charade certainly fools no one, except perhaps other designers and obsequious journalists.

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A second, more important, question emerges–how can non-designers have confidence in minimalists’ designs if the designers themselves so clearly don’t. How can there be any integrity to glean from–when the designs so readily fail by their designers’ own criteria for judgment?

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