They roamed freely but did not really leave a territory of flat rectilinearity
in their construction, which was often manifest as a stretched canvas or panel with prosthetic extensions, or in jerrybuilt contraptions alluding to shelves, cabinets, windows, or fragments of wall.
The angled roof of jerrybuilt residential shacks and roadside produce stands recurs throughout Rural Studio design, alongside a sleek modernist rectilinearity
and unexpected flourishes.
Some of the shapes have curved borders, defying the pure rectilinearity
of midcentury geometric abstraction.
The artful contortions of one, hanging by one hand and a knee from two suspended rings, possess an incomprehensible rectilinearity
, as if she were competing for a position in that Erte alphabet of which Roland Barthes once wrote.
Morris was surely drawn to Midtown because there the city's grid plan is most strongly expressed and the rectilinearity
of the streets and avenues extrudes upward in modernism's glass-and-steel towers.
In one room of the gallery, pure in its rectilinearity
, arrays of flat paper shapes - crescents, stars, circles, and towers - ascended the walls with a rigorous subtlety.