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August 17, 2006

Classicism Links

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Classicism nuts have another essential websource to explore: Greg Shue's beautiful Grand Tradition. Greg's site offers many hours' worth of browsing possibilities, and the material that's on display can really make the head and the senses swim. I loved, for instance, running into this image of Oslo's warmly-colored, distinctively-proportioned National Theater. And the site's links page is a one-stop guide to the online Classical-architecture world. I'm hoping Greg starts blogging soon.

* Francis Morrone takes a look at Renzo Piano's addition to New York City's Morgan Library and somehow manages to be very informative, quietly impassioned, and drily amusing all at the same time. I haven't been inside Piano's addition yet, but when I walked by it the other day I was stunned by how banal the exterior is. It all but screeched "bad American embassy in Abu Dhabi, 1962." In the comments on Francis' posting, Tatyana aptly compares Piano's creation to a "plane hangar."



posted by Michael at August 17, 2006


I can't wait to hear Francis' opinion on the Zaha Hadid show at Guggenheim.
I went with friends last Fri... may be I should blog about it.

Dry dreggs: I liked very much the set of table utensils: curved to the right forks, knife with a flat spot for the pressing finger and the left-leaning spoon.

Posted by: Tat on August 17, 2006 10:35 PM

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