18 August

751 BC rape of the Sabine women
feast of St. Helena

1615 death of Louis Métezeau
1657 birth of Ferdinando Galli da Bibiena

Campo Marzio - contiguous elemants
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Maison Dom-ino Legacy
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Porticus Neronianae and the circle/square juncture
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18 August -- the feast of Saint Helena
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18 August 1999 - epicenter
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damnatio memoriae and palimpsest
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Happy Saint Helena Day
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Re: why building another church (any kind)
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2004 Olympic Games return to Olympia, Greece
2004 disclosure that the spiral columns of St. Peter's in the Vatican came from the House of Nero at Olympia

Why do you think you're creative?
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sacred or profane
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Postmodernism sucks... discuss
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17 August
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Why do you think you're creative?
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2009.08.18 12:50
Postmodernism sucks... discuss
Does 'ad grand mosque' operate within a realm of no clear rules beyond the immediate context of the situation?
Religious architecture, almost by definition, operates within a realm where there are clear rules beyond the immediate context of the situation.
I'm reminded of Frank Lloyd Wright's Beth Sholom Synagogue (1954),
where there are clear uses of ornament, albeit a modern building.
Symbolism, too, continues to be an (almost innate) ingredient of religious architecture.

St. Helena Church, Olney, Philadelphia (1950).
According to legend, St. Helena, feast day 18 August, discovered the 'True Cross'.

2009.08.18 15:40
Postmodernism sucks... discuss
...it is interesting that a legal prohibition of official prayer within Hagia Sophia was deemed necessary, but I'm not sure what that has to do with architectural design and how architects design.
Or are you providing an example of religious architecture operating within a realm where there are clear rules beyond the immediate context of the situation, even when the rules are clearly anti-religious?

2013.08.18 11:44
Why do you think you're creative?
I'm just starting to read a collection of critical essays on James Joyce, and so far it's interesting to see how Joyce's unique creativity seems to induce a creativity from the essayists that they might not normally have. I've sometimes noticed a similar effect when reading critical essays on Duchamp. Philippe Duboy's Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma is perhaps the apotheosis of this kind of critical effect creativity.
Is it then a fair hypothesis that one's critical deliberation of a unique creativity might well engender an as yet uncommon creativity from oneself?

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