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The vast majority of past masterpieces, however, have been met by their contemporaries with less warmth.
While Le Corbusier (a craftsman by background and painter by adoption) and his radical European contemporaries talked about an architecture of mass-production influenced by the aircraft, the automobile and industrial design, Kahn built it.
There is some disagreement from industry leaders as to whether the contemporaries have less expensive price points and that is the reason they are selling more.
The essays in the second section, "Herbert and His Contemporaries," also have certain parallel concerns.
The list of artists alone reads like a dream permanent collection: '6os stalwarts Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, Paul Thek, and Andy Warhol; earlier avant-gardists such as Naum Gabo and Man Ray; and contemporaries including Isa Genzken, Evan Holloway, and Henrik Plenge Jakobsen.
Indeed, a dedication to beauty in truth permitted Mies to see over the heads of his contemporaries and glimpse what modern architecture would become.
During the past year there has been a steady stream of solid to splendid shows by my insouciant contemporaries.
Vanderlinden's nascent career reflects a declining interest among her contemporaries in what they see as the rigid structure of the permanent exhibition space.