20 April

1207 a large part of the cathedral of Magdeburg, Germany, destroyed by fire

1472 death of Alberti

1582 Pierre Guillain succeeded his father, Guillaume Guillain, as director of the public works of the city of Paris

1815 Benjamin Henry Latrobe was reappointed architect of the Capitol building at Washington D.C.
1881 death of William Burges

"Losing face"
1997.04.20     2120

S/AM post-Vidler/Rowe
1997.04.20     2120 3745o

S/AM: notes on Vidler's "Losing Face"
1997.04.20     2234 3745o

various projects
1997.04.20     4402

Capital Park West
1998.04.20     2250c

[signs of] Otherwise Eyes
2000.04.20     3142b 3770b 4399 4403f

Liberty Bell Pavilion     1976
Independence Hall

Re: liberty architecture moving to ground zero?
2003.04.20 10:53     3200b
2003.04.20 17:59     3200b

“...your film will be confiscated.”
2004.04.20 12:04    

Cenotaph of Gordon Matta-Clark
2004.04.20 20:14

Featured Discussion: Volume
2007.04.20 18:27     3770o 4599l

from "The Idea of Time in the Work of James Joyce"
2015.04.20     5310f

New Whitney Museum; What Do You Think?
2015.04.20 13:23     3310p 3746d
2015.04.20 15:42     3310p

"Losing face"
c. Vidler finds possible reference of the the regret of facelessness going back to the notion of an "'architectural humanism' [and] its direct analogies, in theory and physical presence, to the human body", "...an echo of Wölfflin's conclusion that "we judge every object by analogy with our own bodies."
Wölfflin, Renaissance & Baroque, p. 77,
Scott, The Architecture of Humanism, p. 177.

[signs of] Otherwise Eyes
...a large set of directories, such as: chronosomatics, reenactionary, ichnographia, ottopia, collection, otherwise-eyes, solarize, innuendo, vapor, acropolis, piranesian-daze, scale, theory, imagination, hyper, almost, lauf-vague-s, casa-vague-s, subcontinental, synopsis, not-there, pieces, seroux, metabolic, hybrid, plans, elevations, sections, details, paradigms, exedra, helena-augusta, enfilade, hypostyle, ramp, porticus, denkmal, sagacity, skin, intention, ludens, zeitgeist, ausland, locale, lacunae, palimpsest, visitation, remove, interpolation, augury, datum.

2004.04.20 20:14
Cenotaph of Gordon Matta-Clark

cenotaph 1 : an empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere   2 : someplace inhabited by a spirit rather than by a body

2007.04.20 18:27
Featured Discussion: Volume
Because education is today an expensive commodity, and because magazines are at best advertising mediums and because architects are now seeking to commodify their research (abilities), I thought of Leon Krier's "The Consumption of Culture" in Oppositions /14 (1979).
first sentence:
"When the French Revolution ended with the political victory of the bourgeoisie, education, which had been the priviledge of a small class, became compulsory for every member of the new social order.
somewhere in the middle sentence:
"Kitsch must then be identified as the most important cultural phenomenon of the industrial age, as the real Zeitgeist of the machine age.
last sentence:
"In that perspective, the self-destruction of humanity becomes obviously a moment of relief, relief from the urgency, ugliness, and futile agony.


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