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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