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Classical Notes: June 19, 2006 Archive

A crematorium for International Style architects?

Posted at 8:30 PM on June 19, 2006 by John Birge
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Or so James Lileks asks of the architecture of the new Guthrie Theater, while pointing out "windows the hue of smoker’s teeth" and a façade "modeled on the Boss level of Tron." I realize this is supposed to be a classical music blog, but since "Architecture in general is frozen music" (according to Friedrich von Schelling), take a moment for some very lively observations and photographs!

And if you want to learn more, consider attending an event here at MPR later this week: AIA Minnesota presents The Impact of "Star" Architect-Designed Buildings in the Twin Cities.