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Max Hoffman turned Americans onto European cars
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The beauty of many Porsche cars is more experiential than aesthetic, I suppose....a series 1 E-Type Jaguar evokes a springing cat, the Porsche? A frog poised to leap or strike at a fly? Just kidding, kind of.
What makes a car well paired to a particular work of architecture? Shared geometry in their elements, shared formal relationships? I think Eero Saarinen recognized this...look at his airports; they evoke flight and the purpose built machines the users are there to embark. Most Wright buildings emphasize long horizontal forms and clean lines; sleek long hood/short rear deck cars look good with Wright buildings, just as formal cars, think Rolls Royce, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, look good near classical architecture.

I think a Porsche would pair well with a geodesic dome or a building with curved forms or arched elements....run the Porsche across the bridge and park it at the corner of 5th Ave and 88th Street.
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