Thursday, 20 June 2013

Dancing about architecture

Elvis Costello once famously berated a music journalist for his questions, saying “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” *

So let’s dance…

Dancing about architecture

Points and a chocolate fish if you can name at least three of the architects or buildings cartooned.

* Yes, yes, lots of others have said it too.

[Hat tip Nelson Brackin. Dancing About Architecture illustration by Grant Snider. You can get a poster here for your architecture/dance studio.]


  1. The Prairie style is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's early 20th century buildings (e.g. the Robie house); the postmodernist building is the AT&T building (?New York City) and the mid-century could be one of Richard Neutra's (?the Troxell house)

  2. Chocolate fish to that man. Bravo!

    If you can say "Bravo" about a list including a Philip Johnson building.

    BTW, pretty sure Neutra's is the Kaufmann house in Palm Springs.

  3. I'm still trying to reconcile "Bauhaus Bounce" with the Goth band who gave us "Bela Lugosi's Dead"...but the Cubism one is the Grand Cafe in Prague, I think.

  4. I was in the middle one last month. Dessau.

  5. My affinity for Phillip Johnson is mainly due to David Bowie singing a song about him. I figure he can't be that bad. And I like lots of glass.


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