your favorite examples of maximalism in architecture?
Patrick Templeton: over the past decade the term maximalism has been tossed around in architectural
discourses as little more than a sensational tagline. Many of the authors and scholars do little but
use the word as a catchy label, leaving the impression that maximalism connotes nothing more
than a superficial visual complexity. It is a pervasive oversight and misuse that has spread
widely; used not only among architects and scholars, but by bloggers and journalists to describe
apparent complex and eclectic styles.