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St. Catherine de Ricci

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2004.10.24 10:52
Re: Tafuri deathdate ?
2 February 1590 death of St. Catherine de Ricci
2 February 1861 birth of Solomon Guggenheim
3 February 1994 death of Manfredo Tafuri
23 April 1522 birth of St. Catherine de Ricci
23 April 1950 death of Julian Abele
3 November 1949 death of Solomon Guggenheim
4 November 1935 birth of Manfredo Tafuri
"Look at this! Peggy's invited us to a party in Venice after the US elections."
"Gosh. There are no depths to which Tafuri will not stoop."


2004.11.25 11:51
Re: Deconstruction? no, afterlife
more like tr[a]um bauer
maybe calendrical coincidence is a bore to some
papers of LEAVING OBSCURITY BEHIND
Reenactionary Bilocating Architecturism
Saint Catherine de Ricci and Louis I. Kahn
Nudist Camp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Marcel Duchamp and C. Paul Jennewein
Learning From Lacunae
Gordon Matta-Clark
De Spectaculis II
Quintus Septimus Florens Tertullianus and John the Baptist Piranesi
The Promenade Architecturale Formula
Le Corbusier
The Marriage of Twisted and Columns
Eutropia and Pieter Pauwel Rubens
Pilgrimage, Reenactment and Tourism
Flavia Julia Helena Augusta
Here a Versailles, There a Versailles, Everywhere a Versailles Sigh
Marie Antoinette, Ludwig II, and Lucretia "Eva" Bishop Roberts Cromwell Stotesbury Dougherty
and maybe
De Spectaculis III
Guy Debord
virtual novel writing
2004. The Odds of Ottopia
2005. Leaving Obscurity Behind


2004.11.26 08:46
looks like the party's already starting
A Party of Renaissance Personalities
Note the exhibit ends 13 February 2005, the quondam feast of Saint Catherine de Ricci.
13 February 2005 is the scheduled date of the Saint Catherine de Ricci and Louis I. Kahn presentation of "Reenactionary Bilocating Architecturism," while the Marcel Duchamp and C. Paul Jennewein presentation of "Nudist Camp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art" is set for 20 March 2005. Since Bronzino's Portrait of Cosimo I De'Medici as Orpheus is a key part of "Nudist Camp..." a bilocation of both papers would make a better reality.

2005.02.02 11:09
Re:appear
St. Catherine dei Ricci died after long illness at the age of sixty-eight on February 2, 1590.
Something similar to what is related by St. Augustine about St. John of Egypt happened to St. Philip Neri and St. Catherine dei Ricci. They had exchanged a number of letters, and although they never met in the body she appeared to him and talked with him in Rome--without ever having left her convent at Prato.
Remember, it all about bilocation, bilocation, and bilocation.


2005.02.22 11:15
...Novel idea for real
Obviously, they don't know Le Corbusier is really staying at Cape May Point and busy writing "Promenade Architecturale" for the Horace Trumbauer Architecture Fan Club Convention.
Anyway, Happy Birthday Luis Bunuel and Happy Deathday Andy Warhol. They're still in Philadelphia since attending St. Catherine de Ricci's, Louis I. Kahn's and Albert C. Barnes' "The Bilocating Barnes Foundation" as presented on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway 13 February 2005. Besides, who can resist being around Dali these daze?


2005.04.22 09:48
Re: Memories
St. Genevieve and Duchamp are quite chummy, actually. It has a lot to do with the whole Pantheon as national mausoleum thing.
There's Genevieve and there's Catherine de Ricci. So how many spouses does Christ have exactly?


2005.05.30 10:53
Re: not-GZ
Make that Philadelphia, the premier US center of reenactionary architecturism.
Let's hope that someone important enough realizes that the present Paul Cret designed gallery building of the Barnes Foundation should still be used as a (new?) art gallery once the art collection moves the downtown Philadelphia. Plus, to reenact the Cret interior downtown would just be stupid. St. Catherine de Ricci, Louis I Kahn and Albert C. Barnes made all this clear in their paper "The Bilocating Barnes Foundation."

2006.02.02 12:46
Thesis Semester [blog] 25 years ago
Today, 2 February is the (new) feast of St. Catherine de Ricci. Catherine died 2 February 1590. My thesis project is seminally a reenactment of Louis Kahn's design of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de Ricci. I knew nothing of St. Catherine de Ricci in 1981, but I know much more now...
My virtual thesis project for 2006 is entitled "Reenacting Roma Interrotta Sector VI". The design team of RI Sector VI was Romaldo Giurgola, Harold Guida, Sigrid Miller and Giancarlo Alhdeff. This project has everything to do with blending an 18th century sector of Rome with a 20th century sector of North Philadelphia.


2006.03.16 10:28
Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture
Complex Iconography and Contradictory Content in Architecture is the latest addition to The Working Title Museum.
Preface to the online-perhaps-interactive edition:
Helena Augusta began "Pilgrimage, Reenactment and Tourism" at Leaving Obscurity Behind by calling Bethlehem and Jerusalem Jesus event cities, and related the history of her work there. Then she had Judas, the old Jew who told her where the True Cross was buried, present a little history. (Everyone calls him Judas because he constantly denies that that is his name.) Then she had Julian the Apostate present a history of his attempt to have the Temple of Jerusalem rebuilt. (Everyone still gets a kick out of how Helena is actually one of Julian's great grandmothers.) Then she had Ismael Raji Al-Faruqi, the last Palestinian Governor of Galilee, present a very large history, especially about the Dome of the Rock as marker of dream event.
As somewhat of a surprise ending, Helena had Catherine de Ricci reenact her stigmata and ring, and then had Louis I. Kahn reenact his burying of the New Testament in snow.

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