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Leonard Cohen: A Lazy Bastard Living in a Suit

That’s what Leonard Cohen called himself on the autobiographical song-poem Going Home from the Old Ideas album. Of course one would immediately disagree with that tag on such a prolific and generous artist; but the constant sense of debt is one characteristic from “non-stopping artists” who seem to struggle down their intricate path through an… Read More

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Transcendence Through Elegance

There is no other way to transcend if your art isn’t elegant, period. Elegance not only means fine, subtle and good looking; elegant can be tormented and sumptuous simultaneously. There isn’t such combination as chaos wrapped in a uniquely beautiful packaging as are the stories told by the ancestral and traditional Japanese art. The quality… Read More

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Photographing Classical Architecture

Having faced the challenges of photographing WEYLIN, for which we collaborated with Durston Saylor who took amazing pics, we highly recommend this new class at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Photography plays an essential role in how architecture is perceived, studied, and presented. Every choice made by the photographer helps determine which architectural… Read More

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Bauhaus: A Century Backward from Now On

Sustainability is one of the most pronounced words in the past few months. Many people still think it is only related to something you do after. You use then recycle – which isn’t a bad case at all -; but the order should be actually in reverse. You design something so you don’t even have to… Read More

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I Don’t Love New York

New York…Have you ever imagined not loving to bite The Apple? During the 1970’s our glorious city turned from famous to infamous due to the wild crime scene happening. A jungle like this one may go out of control at certain chapters of its own story, and it’s even understandable if we judge it by… Read More

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The Elements of Ornament at ICAA

We know the devil is really in the ornament, specially in the Classical Architecture universe! In classical design, ornament speaks a language used to achieve character. Like the orders of classical architecture, ornament can be resolved into elements. This one-day course provides an introductory overview to the most common ornamental elements, presented in lectures and… Read More

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Andy Warhol: Growing Down in a Small Town

As mentioned on The Irish Man post, there are some artists who are geniuses in observing and depicting their own culture in a way so critically objective you kind of can’t believe a local one is doing it. Then, you have the outsider’s point of view, the immigrant artist; and it’s fascinating to put these together… Read More

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Design can destroy and save the world

Humans have this unique conception about creating and producing, which is always forward. You design and produce by filling the space in front of you; then you’re done, task achieved and on to the next goal. Why does it have to always be like that? Was it always like that and later magnified by the… Read More

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Penn Station: Nothing is Permanent, not even The Garden…

Once again, and while we are here witnessing, it seems it’s history making time for New York City’s urbanism. One of those magnanimous projects that make you think how, when and why. The original version of Penn Station was a magnificent and beautiful piece of architecture that simplified the lives of thousands of commuters on… Read More

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Pioneering Female Architect Julia Morgan

“There is nothing more dangerous than a happy man.” This is an incredibly powerful phrase I once read on a David Bowie interview. It took me years to understand it. At first, I thought dear David was referring to “being happy” as a powerful state that could lead and guide you through any situation; a… Read More

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