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13 nyc federal row houses proposed as landmarks
"The Crystal Palace comes close, very close, to being the single most influential piece of architecture ever built in Britain. I think we must concede that Inigo Jones's Banqueting House in Whitehall of 1622, introducing Renaissance classicism to the nation, had a greater impact over time. But in the modern world, the Crystal Palace beats everything else. 1851, when it was first built, was Year Zero for what eventually came to be known as high-tech. Look at buildings such as Richard Rogers' Lloyd's of London HQ, and there the Crystal Palace lives on. But the most astonishing thing about it was that they had to go and build it twice."
garyR50's container and SurfShack drawings on SketchUp
and then there were three
the dukes of hazzard...
penzys spices herbs seasonings
scenes from a mall
"dumb as a painter" a quick survey indicates that the term was originally coined in french. anyone ?
"What makes Tokyo a continually compelling yet utterly baffling urban experience? Shows on either side of town highlight the practical, aesthetic and theoretical conditions of this disaster-prone city."
parole by words
Architecture in the World of Image
"I dwell on Libeskind here because his project is close to my interests, but also because he exposes most clearly the intellectual tendencies of current public building on a grand scale. And the ROM project shows, more than any other current major building, how monumental-conceptual architecture shares the problem of evanescent novelty with conceptual art. Indeed, conceptual art is an important enabling condition of the current architectural scene. Without the pioneering slyness and precedent of clever self-promotion in the Seth Seigelraub (sic) stable of 1960s New York post-Pop artists, today’s architectural highwire artists would probably not exist or function in the global limelight. In a new book, art historian Alexander Alberro usefully unearths the roots of conceptualism in American art. Seigelraub, an accomplished impresario, successfully packaged Lawrence Weiner, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Douglas Huebler, Carl Andre, Robert Barry, and Joseph Kosuth, and sold them as a new art-world brand.Their group exhibitions at Windham College in upstate New York and at Manhattan venues, from Seigelraub’s downtown galleries to the School of Visual Arts, established new norms of intellectual playfulness in an art scene at once moribund and confused."
Monumental/Conceptual Architecture, The Art of Being Too Clever By Half, by Mark Kingwell
william-morris, willow pattern