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Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 9

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You have to remember, he says, what the designers, members of the Hungarian CIAM group, were rebelling against. The OTI blocks were a reaction to "poverty, unemployment and boredom." They did away with "fussy detailing" and of "sham palaces with their dingy courtyards where the smells of cooking and sewers lingered...." There are still lots of those buildings around, including these, around the corner from the OTI blocks.

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