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    Image: A History of Architecture (48 Icons)

    These are of course generalizations, and not from every era, and it's mostly Western, but this image is hopefully useful to anyone interested.

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    Seems to really go downhill after ArtDeco. I find modern buildings to be ugly as hell. A lot of it of course is just cost cutting. Some newer buildings don't even have a finished look about them, exposed ceilings with air ducts and ceiling exposed etc. But the look of their exteriors as well is awful.
    I grew up on a belief of honour, courage and the old world values. The world isn't about that anymore, preferring to die a slow death of fast food and cheap thrills.

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    It's so difficult to select a favourite! Lately I've been enamoured of National Romanticism, with its decorative ornamentation derived from folktales and myths. Neo-Renaissance is quite breathtaking, too. On the other hand, I generally dislike Functionalism and Modernism.
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    It's Gothic & Tudor for me

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    Brutalism for me, but I wonder why there is no actual Futurism on that list. Is it because Futurism has not really existed IRL, but instead mostly in artwork? Or is the Neo-Futurism on that list actually a second attempt to bring this to reality?

    If there was some combination of Brutalism and Futurism, that exits in the real world, it would be a dream.

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