Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Dot Building

The South of France is filled with architecture from the 60s and 70s. On a walk from the Old Town in Aix de Provence (town of about 100,000 with architecture from the 5th to the 18th centuries); to the outskirts of the city, there's a weird and wild building, which I like to call the dot building. It was built in traditional mid-century modern style--long lines of concrete steel, glass, zig-zagging roof lines, outlined in some serious black and white. The building is home to the Foundation Vasarely. It was designed by Victor Vasarely, who's considered the Father of Op Art. If you're going the way of Provence, this building should not be missed.

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