Saturday, November 13, 2010

Palacio Barolo


Andrew Cusack takes us on a tour of a building whose "architect Palanti incorporated a Dantean numerology and mysticism into his design" — Monument to the Latin Genius.

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Blogger love the girls said...

Even more mysterious, if you put the ratios of the windows to music and play it backwards it says paul is dead. None of which has the least to do with architecture.

The architecture is unattractive, and the kitsch numerology is even worse than the typical nonsense.

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Say what you will about "the kitsch numerology," I'd say the result is quite spectacular. And if it takes "kitsch numerology" to make a decent building, so be it.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

It would have been cool to know about this when I was still teaching Dante's Inferno in high school. I think my students would have got a real kick out of this architectural response to poetry.

3:36 AM  

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