if i’m using a library book for research, and the book is a french fold, but nobody has torn the pages to see the folded images (and its even perforated!), am i allowed to tear them?
What the Beaux Arts and modern movement had in common were the convictions that architecture can be taught; that good teaching leads to good practice; that architects must sit in judgement on the societies for which they build; and that architects must be given the opportunity to build at ever larger scale, even if this requires modification of the social order.
—Arthur Drexler, 1974
And if it is making waves by looking backward, that is the nature of our times.
—Ada Louise Huxtable, on MoMA’s 1975 exhibition, “The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts”