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Jan Sircus On Centre Georges Pompidou-clip_2580
Sircus puts forth a thesis: The Pompidou center is not based on futuristic ideals, but nostalgia for the past. He compares the...

Jan Sircus On Centre Georges Pompidou-clip_2580

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March 4, 1981 | Video Lecturer:

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Sircus puts forth a thesis: The Pompidou center is not based on futuristic ideals, but nostalgia for the past. He compares the Pompidou to the stepping forms and open frame structure of Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace, to French winter gardens of steel and glass, and to the nearby Les Halles. He explains the building structure
as an adaptation of bridge building. He notes the use of connections as decorative elements, as in the Eiffel Tower.