January 8, 2009

Vitruvian Pervert

James Stirling revels in his mastery:
"A man living on his famous (now long since demolished) Runcorn housing estate with its big circular windows had been arrested for exposing himself to a busload of nurses which passed his house every morning. One aesthetically-aware nurse noted that, thus framed, he looked like Leonardo's Vitruvian Man. But what tickled Jim was the man's defence in court. Given such windows, what else could he do, he asked, claiming that his misdeed was the architect's fault. Jim insisted we publish this."
[From this article...]

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