17 October

1037 dedication of the fifth cathedral of Chartres

1367 William of Wykeham made chancellor of the kingdom

1482 Papal Bull creates Giovannino Dolci châtelain of the citadel of Cività Vecchia
1490 death of Giuliano da Maiano

1763 birth of John McComb
1795 birth of Thomas Leverton Donaldson

1856 death of Luigi Canina

reenacting Primarily Not Duchamp
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historical reenactment picture of the day
2007.10.17 15:18

The Vanity Press
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Duchamp to direct THE LUCKY BUMS
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A good example of art about architecture
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001017d Ichnographia Quondam preliminary studies   2392i07

031017a Parkway Interpolation plan model

041017a Benjamin Franklin Parkway plans model
041017b Benjamin Franklin Parkway Franklin's Footpath plans
041017c Parkway Interpolation plans
041017d Parkway Interpolation plans
041017e Philadelphia Museum of Art plan

2007.10.17 15:18
historical reenactment picture of the day
This is what I saw last night:
Daniella Mericle's two-channel video from her 2006 project History Sighs presents fixed-frame landscape views from original, antipodal landing sites of colonial conquest. The sun sets over the Arabian Sea, (filmed from Gujarat, where the British first made contact with Indian soil) as it rises over the Atlantic Ocean from Salt River Bay, St. Croix (a Columbus landing site and setting of the first-known violent confrontation between Europeans and American natives). Mericle's exploration of these two locations prompts speculation about history's ability to manifest its theoretical and material legacy within the physical landscape.
I told the artist her work had an interesting reenactionary quality (to which she agreed completely), and how some degrees of separation collapsed by now standing next to her while the sun was rising and setting again.

2007.10.17 18:18
The Vanity Press
The Journal of Artificial Parameters constantly asks for my work, and I keep telling them I prefer the work remain virtual.

2009.10.17 11:08
Duchamp to direct THE LUCKY BUMS
"The same "sense of loss" that supports history and mourning also supports the damnatio memoriae, which is both an enforced and denied nostalgia. There must be a sense that something has fallen out of representation, that it was at one time but it is no longer--a sense that something has been lost. If not, then memory truly fails and with it the force of the damnatio memoriae. The force of the rehabilitation has much more to do with the re-enactment of the death and condemnation of Flavian than with an account of the events of 394. The survivors have always remembered Flavian, but it is only after the rehabilitation that they can "satisfy the debt of duty owed the dead"--that is, acknowledge the irremediable fact of his loss, through the act of mourning. The writing of history, too, is motivated more by guilt and a desire to mourn than by a desire merely to evoke. The survivor is the one who remains to see that the proper rites are performed for the dead and for that part of the self which has perished, and in the end compulsively to rehearse that loss once again by writing the history" [re-accurately].
--CWH [SL]
The virgin wolfs, the Hirpini and the snails (spirialling), at the end of the axis of war.
So there was a connotation after all.
The Eutropia question.
"You do know the Sabine word for wolf, don't you?"
The Jennewein question.
"Is the axis of war the sacred axis or the profane axis?"
The Adam obsevation.
"Look, she dropped another hair pin."
The Duchamp question.
"Are reenactments virtual or real?"

13101701 Mausoleum of Romulus Circus of Maxentius Basilica Sessorianum Arch of Janus Quadrifrons Basilica of St. Agnes Mausoleum of Constantina Basilica of Maxentius/Constantine plans
13101702 Pantheon Circus and Tomb of Hadrian Mausoleum of Romulus Circus of Maxentius Basilica of Sts. Peter and Marcellius Basilica of St. Agnes Mausoleum of Constantina plans

14101701 House 10: Museum model elevation
14101702 House 15 model elevation
14101703 Gallertese Housing elevation
14101704 ICA House elevation model orthagonal




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