not an easy book
In Modern architecture contradictory juxtapositions of scale involving immediately adjacent elements are even rarer than superadjacencies. Such a manipulation of scale is seen in the accidental collage of the colossal head of Con- stantine and the louvered shutters in the courtyard of the Capitoline Museum.
Significantly, it is usually in non-architectural configurations that such contrasts in scale occur today.
In another context I have referred to the adjacencies of giant and minor orders in Mannerist and Baroque architecture. In the rear facade of St. Peter's Michelangelo makes an even more contradictory contrast in scale: a blank window is juxtaposed with a capital bigger than the window itself.
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