Monday, 20 September 2010

Finding Inspiration in "Pleasing Decay"*

*A term John Piper Used to describe ancient crumbling buildings.
I like the patched ghost arches in these walls... 
And the way the last of the delicate tracery on this church door is valiantly clinging on...
But I don't think Piper would have approved of the bright plastic alarm warning sign nailed to it:
Is it ok to compromise the aesthetic integrity of something in order to help preserve it?

1 comment:

  1. Well, they could have done it a little more sympathetically! I like John Piper's work too.


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