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2015.07.23 13:09
The Vanna Venturi House is for sale
Have you ever read "Five on Five"?
DK, whether Venturi ever visited the British Embassy may be irrelevant as the three volumes of The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens were ever present at the Venturi Rauch Scott Brown office. One day over twenty years ago Venturi was very upset to find that someone had placed the three volumes on one of the Knoll chairs.



2015.07.23 13:18
The Vanna Venturi House is for sale
In the mid-1990s, at a dinner in NYC having to do with the American Academy Rome, Michael Graves and Robert Venturi were at separate tables but sitting back to back. They didn't speak to each other.

2015.07.27 19:07
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
If you actually read The Wizard of Oz, you find that all the citizens of the Emerald City were required by law to always wear green tinted eyeglasses.


2015.07.28 12:42
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
Not surprisingly, the inspiration was not followed through to the full extent.
Or maybe it more or less was.

I'd rework it along these lines (of color).




2015.07.29 16:08
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
I own a copy of the 1812 journal of Miers Fisher, in which he wrote daily while living at the exact same place where I'm living right now. It's easy for me to relate to Miers Fisher because I'm intimately aware of all the places (around here) that he writes about. Human nature may not have changed much over the past 200 years, but the circumstances certainly have.
Miers Fisher on Redheffer's Perpetual Motion Machine.


2015.07.29 17:16
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
My aesthetic taste has changed within my own lifetime.


2015.07.30 08:43
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
...you said, "...there is also a component of human preference that is innate and inherited. That's what defines human nature." So what exactly is this "component of human preference that is innate and inherited" and how exactly does it "define human nature"? And what exactly is the proof of its innateness, its inherited-ness, and its defining-ness?


2015.07.30 11:02
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
So what is it then exactly about human nature that makes Boston City Hall the (so-called) most hated building in Boston?


2015.07.30 13:11
Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall
And thanks for reminding me of the Frick redux. I want to further design the top two.

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