14 December

1506 Nicolas Biard was called to Rouen to advise concerning the completion of the Tour de Beurre at the cathedral

1710 death of Henry Aldrich

1824 birth of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
1843 death of John Claudious Loudon

Language & Voice
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Language & Voice (and context)
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Metamorphosis & Metabolism
2000.12.14     3784f

conceptio / womb envy
2000.12.14     3899w

Re: which Acropolis do you prefer?
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2003.12.14 16:27     3775h
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Re: where the Barnes might move to
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Shape and Form
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architectural otherness
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031214a Palais des Congrès (without box walls) model in register at Franklin Institute within 031213b
031214b Palais des Congrès (031214a.db) within Parkway quadrant model (031213b.db)
031214c Palais des Congrès on Logan Circle hline perspective (raw)
031214d Palais des Congrès on Logan Circle hline perspective (raw)

2003.12.14 16:27
Re: which Acropolis do you prefer?
akron = top
akros = extreme
polis = city
acropolis = dominant city
How do you say bottom/ground zero city in ancient Greek?
Necropolis means city of the dead.
Metropolis means mother city.

2003.12.14 17:42
Re: which Acropolis do you prefer?
The explosion of the Parthenon occurred 26 September 1687. It would be interesting to know how many people on Earth 316 years from now will know the date of the attack on the World Trade Center off the top of their head.
Collective memory is a lot more selective than criticism.
For how long did the 'ideal' design of the Acropolis actually exist? Moreover, do we even fully understand what the Acropolis was really like while it manifest it's most ideal existence. For example, how was it all painted? Did a fair amount of the ideal design actually fade as soon as the colors did?

2008.12.14 10:40
Shape and Form
Louis Sullivan's form follows function argued against architecture's form having become too removed from its function--banks shouldn't look like ancient temples; bankers don't wear togas. When Sullivan was in Philadelphia working at Frank Furness' office, 1872-73, it was on the same block as, if not right across the street from, William Strickland's Second Bank of the United States, with very severe Doric temple fronts, 1819-24. Strickland's Philadelphia architecture was meant to represent the United States as the new democracy, thus emulating (reenacting) the architecture of the old democracy of ancient Greece. Note, however, the similarity of the contemporaneous works of Strickland and Schinkel point to other factors also being present within the formulation of Strickland's style, likely the influence of the "Grand Durand".

08121401 ICM scanned plans in position

14121401 Villa Julia 1100x550 plan image attached atemporal
14121402 Villa Julia 1100x550 site plan image attached ICM atemporal
14121403 Porta Pia 1100x550 elevation image attached atemporal
14121404 Sforza Chapel 1100x550 plan image attached atemporal
14121405 Medici Chapel 1100x550 elevation image attached atemporal
14121406 Scala Regia 1100x550 plan image attached atemporal




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