Friday, January 21, 2011
South Florida Kitsch *
We in the United States have a propensity towards downright terrible counterfeit imitation of period architecture, and south Florida has some of the best examples of Italianate fakery. I actually love some of the worst offenders, and I plan to place some examples as journal entries. This particular structure perhaps built in the 1960’s is already in decline, the three Putti pedestals are cracked and beginning to crumble, a "queer" imitation of actual baroque ruin.
* Kitsch - poor mass produced insipid imitation of actual art objects,styles in art and/or architecture.