Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chastity in art selection

As many readers of this blog are aware, it arises largely as a vehicle to reprint my column published in The Providence Journal.  Readers can read the first few paragraphs of the column and then click on a link to … Continue reading

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Column: Modern architecture’s coup d’etat

How did modern architecture suddenly replace the traditional architecture that, by the 20th century, offered a wide variety of joyful styles to house human activity? Why, in just three decades, were three millennia of beauty replaced so entirely by ugliness … Continue reading

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David Andreozzi lecture in Barrington Wednesday

Bristol’s excellent residential architect David Andreozzi, whose practice is headquartered in Barrington, will give a lecture tomorrow – Wednesday – at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Peck Library, next to Barrington City Hall. Dave, who is my fellow board … Continue reading

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Klaustoon on Koolhaas and penises

Here are two more cartoons, which I happened upon while researching the relationship of Walter Gropius and Joseph Hudnut at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for Thursday’s column, which I must write tomorrow morning. More cartoons by Klaus are at … Continue reading

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Calvin, God and Architecture

Here’s a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon from 1987, by Bill Watterson, that readers of this blog will find irresistible (courtesy of Malcolm Millais):

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The Carpionato proposal for 195 land

Here are some images from the Carpionato Group’s proposal to redevelop most of the vacant Route 195 land east of the Providence River, in Fox Point. The illustrations, drawn under the direction of architect Neil Middleton of TRO Jung Brannen … Continue reading

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Architecture cartoon for a Sunday morning

Here’s an architecture cartoon about cartoon architecture:

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Ignore Rem Kookhouse

Rem Kookhouse. That is his Dutch name translated into English. In my last post I took a leap of faith and landed, well, awkwardly to say the least. I urged readers to consume an interview of Rem by Andrew Mackenzie … Continue reading

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What Rem has to say

There should be a question mark after the headline because I haven’t yet read this interview in Architectural Review (by Andrew Mackenzie) with Rem Koolhaas. But he is always interesting, and what he says usually redounds with a crash upon the … Continue reading

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Column: Digging into the Route 195 “Toolkit”

On Monday evening, breaking only for the Olympic figure skating in Sochi, I plowed through the 139 pages of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission’s new “Developer’s Toolkit.” LINK_Toolkit(1) My object was to find out what sort of vision the commissioners had … Continue reading

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