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51 (years ago in Arts & Architecture magazine)

Fifty one years ago, Richard Neutra’s Arts & Architecture magazine was on the cutting edge of ideas in architecture like the development of the Case Study program. Today the art world converges on Venice every other year to see what exciting developments are happening in the world of art.  Art Biennale in Venice will be [...]

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“… architecture you can hold in your hand.”

Photo of LAR (Low Armchair Rod) from the archives “Furniture, and especially chairs, interest me because it is a piece of architecture on the human scale… That’s why architects design furniture – so you can design a piece of architecture you can hold in your hand.“ ~ Charles Eames Quote #50 from 100 Quotes by [...]

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Eames House: Stepping Back

Stepping back, we see our Roman numerals for what they are: X-trusses visible on the front of the Eames House (white) and Studio (blue).  There are actually only two, not three.  The change in scale lets us identify the objects–and notice that the two white X-trusses are actually the same: the left hand image is [...]

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A Sense of Scale

As a sculptor, when I hear about scale, I first think about studies of proportions, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing Vitruvian Man perhaps the most iconic example. It is based on the ideal human proportions as described by the Roman architect Vitruvius, who believed the human figure to be the principal source of the aesthetics [...]

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