art tends to distort the truth

matthew+nowick+TIME+magazineAt least, that is according to Matthew Nowicki, a twentieth century architect that was a colleague of Eero Saarinen. Like Saarinen, Nowicki died young in 1960. here is a quote that i just read from one of my library sale finds in the Eero Saarinen architecture book:

“Art tends not only to discover the truth but to exaggerate and finally distort it. And, maybe in this distortion lies the essence of art.”

deep, contemplative stuff indeed. here are a couple of images of his most famous architectural piece, a pavilion at the state fairgrounds in Raliegh, NC…

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