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A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the New Buildings in Old Places Conf
2008-02-04 15:13:00
31st January 2008 Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am enormously grateful to all of you for coming today, particularly to the Minister for giving up her precious time for what promises to be a lively and interesting gathering on the subject of New Buildings in Old Places . If I may say so, I am delighted to see read more
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A Request
2008-01-29 19:55:00
I?m in the planning stages of a paper on ornament, and I?m interested to find out if the meanings of various motifs have been catalogued anywhere. For example, what meanings are historically associated with the acorn, palm, honeysuckle, lion, etc.? read more
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A Request
2008-01-29 19:55:00
I?m in the planning stages of a paper on ornament, and I?m interested to find out if the meanings of various motifs have been catalogued anywhere. For example, what meanings are historically associated with the acorn, palm, honeysuckle, lion, etc.? read more
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Frank Loomis: On Neoclassical Arcitecture
2008-01-09 22:43:00
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Types of Columns
2008-01-09 20:17:00
How many types of columns can be identified? I'm really thinking about column types that could be any of the five orders.  Here are a couple to get started: Solomonic Column Rostral Column   Advertisement:
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Do you prefer to design in contrast to your upbringing, i.e. grow up modest
2007-12-20 19:59:00
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Do you prefer to design in contrast to your upbringing, i.e. grow up modest
2007-12-20 19:59:00
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ANDRES DUANY AND ELIZABETH PLATER-ZYBERK BECOME 2008 LAUREATES OF THE RICHA
2007-11-28 21:19:00
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana, November 27, 2007 ??? Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, the husband-and-wife team who lead the Miami firm Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), have been named the recipients of the sixth annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. They will receive $200,000 and a model of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during ceremonies March 29 in Chicago. Elizabeth Plater-ZyberkAndres DuanyTwo of the most influential and controversial architects and town planners in the country, Duany and Plater-Zyberk have been at the forefront of the effort to revive the principles of traditional neighborhood design. Plater-Zyberk, also dean of Miami School of Architecture, describes their work as using successful and sustainable design ideals to address the challenges of modern life. They view traditional town planning as a panacea for social ills ranging from traffic congestion and other environmental threats to the disenfranchisement of the p...
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ANDRES DUANY AND ELIZABETH PLATER-ZYBERK BECOME 2008 LAUREATES OF THE RICHA
2007-11-28 21:19:00
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana, November 27, 2007 ? Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, the husband-and-wife team who lead the Miami firm Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), have been named the recipients of the sixth annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. They will receive $200,000 and a model of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during ceremonies March 29 in Chicago. Elizabeth Plater-ZyberkAndres DuanyTwo of the most influential and controversial architects and town planners in the country, Duany and Plater-Zyberk have been at the forefront of the effort to revive the principles of traditional neighborhood design. Plater-Zyberk, also dean of Miami School of Architecture, describes their work as using successful and sustainable design ideals to address the challenges of modern life. They view traditional town planning as a panacea for social ills ranging from traffic congestion and other environmental threats to the disenfranchisement of the poo...
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ANDRES DUANY AND ELIZABETH PLATER-ZYBERK BECOME 2008 LAUREATES OF THE RICHA
2007-11-28 21:19:00
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana, November 27, 2007 ? Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, the husband-and-wife team who lead the Miami firm Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), have been named the recipients of the sixth annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. They will receive $200,000 and a model of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during ceremonies March 29 in Chicago. Elizabeth Plater-ZyberkAndres DuanyTwo of the most influential and controversial architects and town planners in the country, Duany and Plater-Zyberk have been at the forefront of the effort to revive the principles of traditional neighborhood design. Plater-Zyberk, also dean of Miami School of Architecture, describes their work as using successful and sustainable design ideals to address the challenges of modern life. They view traditional town planning as a panacea for social ills ranging from traffic congestion and other environmental threats to the disenfranchisement of the poo...
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Is The Beauty Of A Sculpture In The Brain Of The Beholder?
2007-11-27 03:22:00
Is The Beauty Of A Sculpture In The Brain Of The Beholder? ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2007) ? Is there an objective biological basis for the experience of beauty in art? Or is aesthetic experience entirely subjective? This question has been addressed in a new article by Cinzia Di Dio, Emiliano Macaluso and Giacomo Rizzolatti. The researchers used fMRI scans to study the neural activity in subjects with no knowledge of art criticism, who were shown images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures. The 'objective' perspective was examined by contrasting images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures of canonical proportions, with images of the same sculptures whose proportions were altered to create a comparable degraded aesthetic value. In terms of brain activations, this comparison showed that the presence of the "golden ratio" in the original material activated specific sets of cortical neurons as well as (crucially) the insula, a structure mediating emotions. This respon...
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Is The Beauty Of A Sculpture In The Brain Of The Beholder?
2007-11-27 03:22:00
Is The Beauty Of A Sculpture In The Brain Of The Beholder? ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2007) ? Is there an objective biological basis for the experience of beauty in art? Or is aesthetic experience entirely subjective? This question has been addressed in a new article by Cinzia Di Dio, Emiliano Macaluso and Giacomo Rizzolatti. The researchers used fMRI scans to study the neural activity in subjects with no knowledge of art criticism, who were shown images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures. The 'objective' perspective was examined by contrasting images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures of canonical proportions, with images of the same sculptures whose proportions were altered to create a comparable degraded aesthetic value. In terms of brain activations, this comparison showed that the presence of the "golden ratio" in the original material activated specific sets of cortical neurons as well as (crucially) the insula, a structure mediating emotions. This respon...
More About: The Brain
Is The Beauty Of A Sculpture In The Brain Of The Beholder?
2007-11-27 03:22:00
Is The Beauty Of A Sculpture In The Brain Of The Beholder? ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2007) ??? Is there an objective biological basis for the experience of beauty in art? Or is aesthetic experience entirely subjective? This question has been addressed in a new article by Cinzia Di Dio, Emiliano Macaluso and Giacomo Rizzolatti. The researchers used fMRI scans to study the neural activity in subjects with no knowledge of art criticism, who were shown images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures. The 'objective' perspective was examined by contrasting images of Classical and Renaissance sculptures of canonical proportions, with images of the same sculptures whose proportions were altered to create a comparable degraded aesthetic value. In terms of brain activations, this comparison showed that the presence of the "golden ratio" in the original material activated specific sets of cortical neurons as well as (crucially) the insula, a structure mediating emotions. This resp...
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ICA&CA Holiday Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction
2007-11-27 03:08:00
Calendar of Events Save the Date! DECEMBER 7, 2007 ICA&CA Holiday Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue in NYC. Tickets are $100. To reserve please contact Joanna Berritt jb@classicist.org or at (212) 730-9646, ext. 108. Powered by ScribeFire. Advertisement:
ICA&CA Holiday Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction
2007-11-27 03:08:00
Calendar of Events Save the Date! DECEMBER 7, 2007 ICA&CA Holiday Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue in NYC. Tickets are $100. To reserve please contact Joanna Berritt jb@classicist.org or at (212) 730-9646, ext. 108. Powered by ScribeFire. Advertisement:
ICA&CA Holiday Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction
2007-11-27 03:08:00
Calendar of Events Save the Date! DECEMBER 7, 2007 ICA&CA Holiday Cocktail Party and Benefit Auction Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue in NYC. Tickets are $100. To reserve please contact Joanna Berritt jb@classicist.org or at (212) 730-9646, ext. 108. Powered by ScribeFire.
Paul Reid - Figurative painter.
2007-11-21 14:33:00
Last week I visited a very interesting exhibition by Paul Reid at Hull University. read more
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Paul Reid - Figurative painter.
2007-11-21 14:33:00
Last week I visited a very interesting exhibition by Paul Reid at Hull University. read more
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Profile Contest?
2007-11-15 03:00:00
I'm thinking a profile contest would be a fun competition. I was just messing around with my profile comb and came up with a sweet little profile. I bet a lot of people could take five minutes to do the same and submit one for review against other submitted profiles and for its own merits. I'm thinking that there should be multiple categories like Most Witty Profile , Overall Best, Most Useful, etc, etc... Entries would be submitted with a description of the profile's use, including any visual aids necessary to clarify. Each entrant could submit no more than one profile for each category. All would be on a 6" profile comb, sumitted via backlit photo. The prize? Bragging rights. The judges? Whoever cares to comment on the entries! Most positive comments wins! I wonder if there's enough support to host it on this website. Drop a comment!
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Profile Contest?
2007-11-15 03:00:00
I'm thinking a profile contest would be a fun competition. I was just messing around with my profile comb and came up with a sweet little profile. I bet a lot of people could take five minutes to do the same and submit one for review against other submitted profiles and for its own merits. I'm thinking that there should be multiple categories like Most Witty Profil e , Overall Best, Most Useful, etc, etc... Entries would be submitted with a description of the profile's use, including any visual aids necessary to clarify. Each entrant could submit no more than one profile for each category. All would be on a 6" profile comb, sumitted via backlit photo. The prize? Bragging rights. The judges? Whoever cares to comment on the entries! Most positive comments wins! I wonder if there's enough support to host it on this website. Drop a comment! Advertisement:
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Update on McKim, Mead & White's Hotel Pennsylvania
2007-11-01 17:34:00
Yesterday, Manhattan Community Board 5 voted 6-1 to recommend Hotel Pennsylvania be designated a New York City landmark, possibly saving it from being demolished for a new 60-story Vornado Trust building (rumored to be the new Merrill Lynch headquarters). There will be a vote November 8 at the Landmarks Preservation Commission to see if it actually happens. Interestingly, the Municapal Arts Society did not recommend landmarking the building. Judith Matz of the Municipal Arts Society called it "banal" and designed by "lesser junior staff" of McKim, Mead & White (McKim and White were dead when the building was completed in 1919). She also said, "It is not a significant design, nor is the facade of exceptional interest." It's interesting that the Municipal Arts Society is not defending the building, calling out that while it was done of a firm of note, it's not one of their home runs and not worthy of being preserved. What's your take on it? Should the building really be...
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Update on McKim, Mead & White's Hotel Pennsylvania
2007-11-01 17:34:00
Yesterday, Manhattan Community Board 5 voted 6-1 to recommend Hotel Pennsylvania be designated a New York City landmark, possibly saving it from being demolished for a new 60-story Vornado Trust building (rumored to be the new Merrill Lynch headquarters). There will be a vote November 8 at the Landmarks Preservation Commission to see if it actually happens. Interestingly, the Municapal Arts Society did not recommend landmarking the building. Judith Matz of the Municipal Arts Society called it "banal" and designed by "lesser junior staff" of McKim, Mead & White (McKim and White were dead when the building was completed in 1919). She also said, "It is not a significant design, nor is the facade of exceptional interest." It's interesting that the Municipal Arts Society is not defending the building, calling out that while it was done of a firm of note, it's not one of their home runs and not worthy of being preserved. What's your take on it? Should the building really be...
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Stanny's love den -- collapsed!
2007-10-31 14:27:00
22 West 24th Street in New York City, designed by Stanford White, collapsed last Saturday night causing no injuries, as the building was unoccupied at the time. Of note is that the building housed White's apartment, where he had his infamous affair with 16-year-old former showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, whose husband ultimately shot and killed Stanny on the roof of his Madison Square Garden. Featuring mirror-lined walls and a red velvet swing, the affair and love shack was made into the 1955 movie, the Girl in the Red Velvet Swing. Article in the New York Times Advertisement:
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Stanny's love den -- collapsed!
2007-10-31 14:27:00
22 West 24th Street in New York City, designed by Stanford White, collapsed last Saturday night causing no injuries, as the building was unoccupied at the time. Of note is that the building housed White's apartment, where he had his infamous affair with 16-year-old former showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, whose husband ultimately shot and killed Stanny on the roof of his Madison Square Garden. Featuring mirror-lined walls and a red velvet swing, the affair and love shack was made into the 1955 movie, the Girl in the Red Velvet Swing. Article in the New York Times Advertisement:
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Can Taste Be Taught?
2007-10-25 05:02:00
Can Taste Be Taught? - New York Times By JOYCE WADLER Published: October 18, 2007 BUNNY WILLIAMS, a reigning star among New York society decorators, who works with financiers, C.E.O.???s and blue bloods (but not, she makes a point of saying, movie stars), has a new book, ???Bunny Williams??? Point of View.??? The theme of the book is that one can always learn from ???people of great taste?????? specifically, herself. Bunny Williams reluctantly agreed to take the role of tutor, beginning in the author's apartment, above. Some, looking at such photos as a Manhattan apartment entranceway with marble pedestals and urns or a dining room that features gold tea paper on the ceiling, might have their doubts. Yes, Ms. Williams???s thoughts about cashmere being ???the ultimate in cozy luxury??? for curtains and walls does sound nice, but what would it cost to dry-clean those things? Yes, it is interesting to hear that in very large living rooms she might have two or three seating areas, ea...
Can Taste Be Taught?
2007-10-25 05:02:00
Can Taste Be Taught? - New York Times By JOYCE WADLER Published: October 18, 2007 BUNNY WILLIAMS, a reigning star among New York society decorators, who works with financiers, C.E.O.?s and blue bloods (but not, she makes a point of saying, movie stars), has a new book, ?Bunny Williams? Point of View.? The theme of the book is that one can always learn from ?people of great taste?? specifically, herself. Bunny Williams reluctantly agreed to take the role of tutor, beginning in the author's apartment, above. Some, looking at such photos as a Manhattan apartment entranceway with marble pedestals and urns or a dining room that features gold tea paper on the ceiling, might have their doubts. Yes, Ms. Williams?s thoughts about cashmere being ?the ultimate in cozy luxury? for curtains and walls does sound nice, but what would it cost to dry-clean those things? Yes, it is interesting to hear that in very large living rooms she might have two or three seating areas, each accommodating no ...
Can Taste Be Taught?
2007-10-25 05:02:00
Can Taste Be Taught? - New York Times By JOYCE WADLER Published: October 18, 2007 BUNNY WILLIAMS, a reigning star among New York society decorators, who works with financiers, C.E.O.?s and blue bloods (but not, she makes a point of saying, movie stars), has a new book, ?Bunny Williams? Point of View.? The theme of the book is that one can always learn from ?people of great taste?? specifically, herself. Bunny Williams reluctantly agreed to take the role of tutor, beginning in the author's apartment, above. Some, looking at such photos as a Manhattan apartment entranceway with marble pedestals and urns or a dining room that features gold tea paper on the ceiling, might have their doubts. Yes, Ms. Williams?s thoughts about cashmere being ?the ultimate in cozy luxury? for curtains and walls does sound nice, but what would it cost to dry-clean those things? Yes, it is interesting to hear that in very large living rooms she might have two or three seating areas, each accommodating no ...
INTBAU USA: INTBAU's New USA Chapter Successfully Launched In New Orleans
2007-10-25 04:54:00
INTBAU News Pages The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) USA, a cross-country initiative, was launched in New Orleans on Octber 17, 2007. As INTBAU chair Robert Adam described it, it is timely that INTBAU?s growing international network now has a chapter in the world?s remaining superpower. In his message to the New Orleans launch conference, Adam noted that "this is one of the most significant moments in the growth and success of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism". Around a hundred people gathered to hear presentations from US activists and international representatives. Krupali Uplekar, active in both INTBAU India and INTBAU Germany, described these chapter activities, and her own more recent role at the University of Notre Dame. Audun Engh described the early history of INTBAU, and the recent work of INTBAU Scandinavia and other European projects. Andres Duany made the case for the impor...
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INTBAU USA: INTBAU's New USA Chapter Successfully Launched In New Orleans
2007-10-25 04:54:00
INTBAU News Pages The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) USA, a cross-country initiative, was launched in New Orleans on Octber 17, 2007. As INTBAU chair Robert Adam described it, it is timely that INTBAU?s growing international network now has a chapter in the world?s remaining superpower. In his message to the New Orleans launch conference, Adam noted that "this is one of the most significant moments in the growth and success of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism". Around a hundred people gathered to hear presentations from US activists and international representatives. Krupali Uplekar, active in both INTBAU India and INTBAU Germany, described these chapter activities, and her own more recent role at the University of Notre Dame. Audun Engh described the early history of INTBAU, and the recent work of INTBAU Scandinavia and other European projects. Andres Duany made the case for the impor...
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CNU Charter Awards 2008: Call for entries to the prestigious award for urba
2007-10-25 04:51:00
INTBAU News Pages Call For Entries: Closes 12 December 2007* CNU's Charter Award s recognize achievements in placemaking that advance the Charter of the New Urbanism. The Congress for the New Urbanism welcomes your submissions for the 2008 CNU Charter Awards. This juried awards program recognizes today's best work in urban design, architecture, landscape design, development, and placemaking -- work that fulfills and advances the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism. CNU co-founder and DPZ principal Andres Duany is this year's jury chair and he is joined on the jury by a top-notch group of experienced and new generation urbanists: # Ben Bolgar - Director of Design Theory & Networks The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, London, UK # Victor Dover - Principal, Dover Kohl & Partners Coral Gables, Florida # Geoffrey Dyer - Principal, Tsix Urbanists Calgary, Alberta # Katharine Kelley - President, Green Street Properties Atlanta, G...
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