Geisel Library; University of California, San Diego, California

This library is one of the best examples of Brutalist architecture ever built, and that's not a compliment. Named after Audrey and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004394" title="Dr. Seuss" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/dr.-seuss-PECLB0004394.topic">Theodor Geisel</a> (better known as Dr. Seuss), we think it would have been a whole lot prettier had its benefactor also been its architect.

( REUTERS/Cynthia Mari Orozco/Handout / May 4, 2012 )

This library is one of the best examples of Brutalist architecture ever built, and that's not a compliment. Named after Audrey and Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), we think it would have been a whole lot prettier had its benefactor also been its architect.

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