December 12: criticality and the ‘comic’ gaze/the other red house

2012/12/12 § 3 Comments

Snoopy

On this day in 1958, a central interpretation of post-war industrial culture, in the guise of ostensibly low-brow graphic culture, which would become one of the most salient images of twentieth-century American architecture, indeed perhaps the most pervasive achievement of iconicity of a vernacular–indeed codifying the formal narrative of its type–, was introduced into the public consciousness in a display at once embedded in its particular zeitgeist while simultaneously ascending to the realm of the timeless, in a nuanced presentation of visuality that challenges, nay threatens, perception and expectation of juxtapositions between biomorphic and tectonic when Snoopy was first shown sleeping on top of his doghouse.

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