paint it black

Yawn. Massengale finds a new way to criticise Late Modernists by pointing out a certain preference for black in their wardrobes. In a round about kind of way it reminded me of the piece written by FAT architects a few years ago – How to be a Famous Architect.

Partly because it’s all about developing the image and the mystique of the architect as tortured poet, but also because I once used it as the parameters of a brief for some students and when I was pointing out the importance of wearing black at all times I realised that one of my fellow tutors had been kind enough to prove me right, by turning up that morning in nothing but the aforementioned colour. Poor chap was a bit embarrassed – belated apologies if you’re reading this, Mark.

Goodnight, I’m off to iron my orange flares.

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