Tag Archives: Boston Design Center

Don’t copy Boston’s tech hub

Last week I attended a party on Tide Street in South Boston, part of the Hub’s Innovation District. The party was fun, but please let me convey my experience of the district’s urbanism as a warning to Providence, which seems … Continue reading

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Artist-in-chief to Louis XIV

Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was “premier peintre du roi, director of the Gobelins manufactory and rector of the Acad√©mie royale de peinture et de sculpture.” He was also an architect. Let’s just say that he wore a number of hats. … Continue reading

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Classicism’s relevance today

The Boston Design Center in the city’s Innovation District hosted a panel today, as part of Boston Design Week, on the relevance of classicism in contemporary design. All five panelists agreed that yes, classicism is still relevant. Classicism has a … Continue reading

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Upcoming classical architecture dates

Here, briefly, are a number of upcoming events sponsored (or not) by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Details and registration, where applicable, are here. Wednesday, March 26 – The inaugural Boston Design Week, beginning the 20th,¬†features a panel … Continue reading

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