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11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.
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Behold the Aspen Art Museum designed by Shigeru Ban, winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize for Architecture. As the old joke goes: is that the building or the box that the building came in? Beneath the plywood lattice stands something that looks like a dog food processing facility. See below, closeup of cheap, crappy windows behind the sportive climbers — who were slapped with a $150 fine and 10 hours of community service for attempting a technical ascent of this humdinger. Thanks to Brian Sherwin for the nomination!

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Kunstler skewers everything from kitsch to greed, prejudice, bloodshed, and brainwashing in this wily, funny, rip-roaring, and profoundly provocative page- turner, leaving no doubt that the prescriptive yet devilishly satiric A World Made by Hand series will continue.” — Booklist

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About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

8 Responses to “September 2016” Subscribe

  1. Peter VE September 2, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    You insult honest dog food companies everywhere.

  2. dclacy September 3, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

    That’s a humdinger alright. Built in a resort town full of mountain and
    rock climbers, good luck keeping them off of it!

  3. izzy September 4, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    A monument to impermanence it there ever was one. Wonder how long it will be before all that plywood starts to delaminate?

  4. jayrome September 5, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    It is not supposed to last: impermanence is one of the tenets of Japanese aesthetics. This screen is a Koshimado which both conceals and reveals. Like it or not, it is another example of the ephemeral, the temporary-ness of everything on different time scales. Be patient my friends for this too will disappear in time.

  5. carboncommute September 6, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    the structural framing is incredible. google some interior photos for an example. the exterior weaving does look chintzy. i’m not sure how durable that will be after a few winters. (ephemerality aside).

    rich people build cool stuff. who cares if it falls apart? just keep prep’ing

  6. routersurfer September 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    Anyone got a match? Why bother. Send in the termites.

  7. RobH November 21, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    Now THAT’s an eyesore

    As routersurfer suggests, a bit of kindling on one corner and whoosh

  8. RobH November 21, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    Lovely looking countryside behind it mind you

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