Saturday, October 20, 2012
Original Fake: Store-window takes on Originality
At about the same time, architects abandoned the quest for the uniquely original aesthetic, retreating to the postmodern preference for mixing and matching historical forms: a bit of the neoclassical here, the pyramids there, and hey, why not a mansard roof? It was original, but only if the definition includes reassembling the past in a somewhat different way.
Popular music has always been evolutionary, the province of covers and copies, but especially so after 1970, with the widespread acceptance of "sampling."