Lutjens Padmanabhan: On Michael Graves' Portland Building, c.1980

... Building, Graves works on a series of figurative pavilions to complement and adorn the building’s hermetic mass. Unfortunately, none of these follies were ever built. Forty years after the Portland Building, we propose our version of its roof-top follies. Graves designed a series of small pavilions that emphasise the building’s ...

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Forty: Philip Webb

... communicate it. And that is the problem that Webb addresses here, where he resorts to verbal language to make good the deficiencies of drawing. – Adrian Forty WE SUGGEST On drawings as instruction and interpretation, historical examples by William Butterfield, R. Norman Shaw and Freidrich Shinkel; on a contemporary counterpart, ...

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Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

... the death of Aubert in 1741, Dumont took on works for a Cistercian abbey, the Chaalis Abbey located in Fontaine-Chaalis in the forest of Ermenonville, forty kilometres to the northeast of Paris. Here the count-abbey of Clermont had ordered construction of new abbey buildings by Aubert in 1739, but due ...

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Architectural Ethnography: Japan Pavilion

... Iseki, curator at the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, extended the remit to embrace a much wider geographical area, and deepened the academic enquiry. Forty-two contributions from all over the world introduce the exhibition visitor to the siblings and descendants of Made in Tokyo, and the collection reflects what ...

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William Mann

... architecture. It is a history of false and misleading analogies – however fruitful they proved for individual creators and specific works. The narrative, advanced by Adrian Forty, of the progressive disenchantment and marketisation of stone throughout the twentieth century was tantalisingly plausible. However, the shift from localised and symbolic use ...

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Behind the Lines 3

... Sir John Oldcastle’s tavern there was all manner of music, capers and fireworks, even a canal full of carp in the gardens. But that was forty years, back before those smallpox people moved in. Such a perturbation that caused, Pa said people thought it would ruin the neighbourhood. I never ...

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Madelon Vriesendorp

... that the water. Then I made a tiny swimming pool that you could put anywhere – in the wave, or on the wave. Because for forty years it is crossing the ocean. So that is the story of that pool, but it never materialised. This was the swimming pool arriving ...

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Eric Parry: India, 1975

... p. 31, 1975. Pencil on paper. So we are April 1975 now. Shimla. Sublime landscape. Just beautiful. I am not a reckless mountaineer. This is forty-five years ago, but it is like yesterday. Eric Parry (*1952), India sketchbook, p. 37, 1975. Watercolour on paper. Eric Parry (*1952), India sketchbook, p. ...

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Peter Myers

Peter Myers ← Drawings of the Week ← SETS ← Drawing Matter Home Drawings Publications Events About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing MatterSETSDrawings of the Week 5 Dec 2016 Peter Myers Peter Myers, Brunswick Centre: perspective, 1970. Pencil on architects' detail paper, 700 × 1220 mm. (Patrick ...

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Zaha Hadid

... column in the exhibition . . . is gold and tapered and revolving, a real bit of Middle Eastern kitsch, or alternatively a dialogue across forty years with Hans Arp. [8] What must be asked is whether the setting of the exhibition, constructed in haste to Hadid’s direction can be ...

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