Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Goddesses, Empresses, and Femmes Fatales

Sunday, October 31st, 1993

For the ancient Greeks, theater was a Dionysian ritual, and in the amphitheater of Pergamon, you can still feel that mythical intensity. The steep incline of the stone seats creates a tremendous focus of energy on the stage. When I stood at the center and sang, I felt my voice amplified, sound waves vibrating in the air.

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Henry Hobson Richardson

Friday, July 1st, 1983

HENRY HOBSON RICHARDSON used the colors of the earth like paint, and handled stones and trees with a giant’s strength and a sculptor’s grace. The poetry of his architecture makes the stones sing.

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The Sketchbooks of Le Corbusier

Tuesday, December 1st, 1981

LE CORBUSIER created his own myth through the organic generation of forms. His genius constantly renewed itself, pulling new phenomena into the orbit of his thought and recreating them in the purified, monumental yet human forms of his architecture.

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