Thursday, March 15, 2012


I looked up and was startled by the "face" this building was making at me - cross-eyed with tongue sticking out - somewhat comically rude, and yet so adroitly executed with the brick and tile patterning on the protruding shapes, the angled placement of the "eyes" windows and the keystone "tongue" hanging down above the entrance doorways...
adorning the facade of Het Schip built in the late 1920's by Michel de Klerk of the Amsterdam School, celebrated for its expressionistic use of materials and forms...

Museum Het Schip
Spaarndammerplantsoen 140

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