Saturday, March 5, 2011

‘Architecture of the dead poor’

“Back home in Newfoundland, you’d hear sophisticated people going on about the virtues of the 'salt box house' or buying up old cluttered clapboard houses as if they were Fabregé eggs. This mentality was described once, in a moment of steel-eyed illumination, as 'middle class magnanimity for the architecture of the dead poor.'”

— Rex Murphy, today’s National Post.

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