Wednesday, October 12, 2011
what i love about berlin are the many buildings like this one, that have lost all of their surface decoration, and are just form, structure, materials. "épuré" in French. Without all the plaster and gilding, they become pure form, sculptural. What's more, I prefer the patina of time, destruction, history, that is present here, to the superficial "beauty" of churches that haven't been destroyed. Authentic, un-masked. Their structure, their soul if you will is exposed. They are beautiful. Very modern. I find them to be more spiritual and uplifting than they would have been in their original state.