Lie Girls: “Flag-Waving, Bible-Thumping Babes are waiting for you to help them spread freedom. . .”
More on PJ…
A fine article with great photos of his glass house in New Canaan, just in case you are not familiar with it.
Though the one I really like is the sculpture pavillion, on the same compound as the glass house. I have yet to find photos of it online. Will keep searching.
PJ had died at 98.
Architecture hack, possible nazi sympathizer, copier of many greater architects, and one of the men responsible for defining the International Style – spawning a wave of white box modernism.
On the plus side, he helped Mies get situated in the US, and he, uh.. what can I say, he made the Cystal Cathedral, the AT&T building, his own residential compound in CT.
Ahh, the Golden Age of the boombox. Makes me want to lay out some cardboard in my place and crank up some Mantronix.
Microsoft takes a solid blow to the head, staggers.
5 Reasons for switching to Firefox:
1. installs in seconds
2. moves over all your bookmarks, histories, etc.
3. its speedy
4. its more secure than IE
5. its not Microsoft
bonus reason – looks sharp!
I just can’t believe this. That movie was soooo bad it was laughable. Oh well.
Over at Coudal today there is a link to Views of Glasgow and The Clyde 1911.
To supplement that I offer these links to the eclectic classicism of Alexander “Greek” Thompson – a fixture on the neo-classical Glasgown architecture scene. You really have to see the buidling in person though, they are fantastic.
+++ – digital re-creations
+++ – The Alexander Thompson Society
This is also nice – Hidden Glasgow – but more useful to you if you are actually over there. If you are, I will jealously wish you a good day. Send IRN-BRU.
This really is The Greatest Essay Ever. I saw it at TMN. Raw intellectual power. Just check out page 4, brilliant.
Walid Raad and the Atlas Group….
“Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography,” a project by Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari with the Arab Image Foundation. An installation of 3,600 passport photos – all the work of a single commercial photographer, Antranik Anouchian (1908-1991), who ran a busy studio in the cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic city of Tripoli in Lebanon, where Muslims, Christians and Jews coexisted. ++++
Walid Radd, as I have said before, rocks.