Re: building text
You know, if I were a blind person, encountering a building covered with braille might be something that takes my appreciation of both history and architecture to a new level, because then I might have a pretty good idea of how ancient Egyptians felt when they 'sensed' their buildings.
Re: art and architecture 30 years ago
There are several other art and architecture highlights from Life 1972 yet to be included, such as a review of Venturi's work and a photo review of Gehry's cardboard furniture--love the picture of Gehry mid-air about to stomp down on one of his tables, a real 'museum piece'. Plus there is that Botticelli painting valued at over a million dollars then, but still owned (for many generations) by a family of poor Italian farmers. Something in the back of my mind tells me that this painting was later disclosed as a fraud, like the Tasaday Tribe (also reported in 1972 as extremely ancient/primitive heretofore undiscovered people) turned out to be a fraud.
Perhaps scaffolding, like Life, can often be an interesting play of image and reality.
"The Botticelli" detail of (the so-called) Birth of Venus in a Dream III, hanging over the computer that is word processing this caption.
041018a partial Ichnographia with Palais des Congrès in register 2198i13
041018b partial Ichnographia cropped to size of the Parkway quadrant model 2342i24
041018c perspective of Palais des Congrès within the Ichnographia context 2342i25
07101801 IQ with Parkway Interpolation grid and footprints 2278i07
14101801 Wacko House 001 elevation model 2268i11
14101802 Sober House 1 elevation model plan perspective axonometric 2286i06 b
14101803 Wacko House 002 elevation raw model 2285i08
14101804 Villa Skeleton elevation model 2344i03 b
16101801 IQ46 Maison l'Homme House 10: Museum Kimbell Art Museum Wall House 2 Cubist ICM plans 2196i11
18101801 Le Corbusier Cité Frugès Pessac
19101801 Gallaratese Housing Block Brant House Douglas House Wall House 2 House VI Bianchi House Silent Witnesses Ridgeway House Housing for La Villette Eclectic House Gooding House domestic plans elevations 2214i08