Saturday, October 10, 2009

Iron, Glass and Failure

On a distinctly strange book about The Monument to the Third International for International Socialism. I hadn't realised when writing my review, and Norbert Lynton hadn't mentioned it in his book, but one of the rejected designs for the Wembley Tower, North London's only one-tenth built Eiffel-surpassing iron monument, had an incline decidedly similar to that of Tatlin's tower. Another thing to add perhaps to Murphy's secret history of the failed solutionism of high-tech architecture. Scans when I can get at a scanner.