Robert W. Ryerss Mansion

1859 Robert W. Ryerss Mansion
1920 Robert W. Ryerss Mansion, Library and Museum
1995 "Venturi Shops"
2001 "Museum of Someone's Shopping"

more reenactionary
"a museum of [someone's] shopping" -- focusing on the Ryerss Museum. reenact the museum in my own way (or should I say in a Piranesian way). Moreover, the sense of reenactment will be both clear and ambiguous because "Venturi Shops" weirdly reenacts the Ryerss Museum. I will be also reenacting "Venturi Shops", and I may even be reenacting Koolhaas et al.
Museum Collecting
"The Las Vegas Classroom" - the Las Vegas reenactment story which includes: the oasis / Villa d'Este reenactment; Atlantic City; Costa Iberica reenacting Learning from Las Vegas; and ultimately Las Vegas reenacting Disneyland and theme parks in general. Perhaps get the Huxtable and Sorkin books.
Acropolis Q reenacting New Canaan - this doesn't have to be a full exposition, but it will certainly deal with architectural experimentation (within one's own domain) and with the issue of a modern museum of architecture. ...now further reenacting Johnson (this could be the title) by first creating Quondam (which was very much a 'Glass House' during schizophrenia + architectures, and now begun a second "building" with Museumpeace).

2001.08.18 15:32
Happy Saint Helena Day
...1st edition Learning from Las Vegas I just got via eBay ($275), Costa Iberica (by MVRDV and which I believe reenacts Learning from Las Vegas) and the new Koolhaas/OMA Projects for PRADA (which arrived via Amazon/UPS last Thursday afternoon...
... to Ryerss Mansion and Museum in Burholme Park. I've 'rediscovered' this place last December. It's one of those places you pass all the time, but never bother to look inside of. It's my new favorite place. I describe it as "'Venturi Shops' 100 years ago" because the VSBA 1995 exhibit Venturi Shops unwittingly reenacts exactly what Ryerss Mansion and Museum is, namely an exhibition of things bought during excursions of India and the Far East (albeit 100 years ago). Because Ryress is actually a museum of someone's shopping, there is an interesting Koolhaasian reenactment manifested here as well. Additionally, my new typological interest is houses that morph into museums, of which Ryerss Mansion is a prime example of as well.




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