stanley kubrick… new york subway for look magazine 1946 @ gothamist
even in 1946 ….Kubrik obsession for perspective
Anila Quayyum Agha Casts A Delicate Web Of Shadows With A Single Light Bulb
laser-cut wood, single light bulb, 6.5′ square cube / cast shadows – 32′x34′
image courtesy of Sarah’s Throne
see how the recent artprize 2014 winner exercises the architecture of the gallery with shadow and light here.
Now you can virtually visit the masterpiece of the great John Lautner.
The Elrod-house is where, in “Diamonds Are Forever” , James Bond get’s his ass kicked by two strong and beautiful women called Bambi and Thumper :)
Happy Birthday Louis Sullivan!
“In 1879, Sullivan entered the Chicago office of architect and engineer Dankmar Adler, becoming his full partner in 1883. Together, Adler and Sullivan designed nearly two hundred residential, commercial, religious, and mixed-use buildings, primarily in the Midwest. Adler and Sullivan were highly regarded not only for their robustly modern and iconoclastic architecture—which illustrated Sullivan’s dictum “form follows function”—but for Sullivan’s complex and organic ornament. Their best-known buildings include the Auditorium Building in Chicago (1886-1890); the Wainwright building in Saint Louis, Missouri (1886-1890); the Schiller Building (1891) and the Stock Exchange (1893-1894) buildings, both in Chicago; and the Guaranty building in Buffalo, New York (1894-1895). It was also during this time that Sullivan became the leibermeister of Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked for Adler and Sullivan from 1888 to 1893.”
Images and text found here.
Otra Ciudad (Another City) Mario Ayguavives
"In the series “Otra Ciudad” I present unidentified spaces in cities in which many of the essential elements of their composition have been eliminated, such as the inhabitants, windows, local stores, cars, adverts and signs. As a result, the city appears to be an empty space in which there are hardly any references to the human race that created it.
Through these images, which have been adapted to create a great reduction in information, my intention is to create a city which could be any and which seems familiar to the onlooker because it could be any modern city. This reflects my view that the modern urban space has been changing to reflect a few global types, just as has been happening for almost all aspects of our lives.
The city is a space that is increasingly full but at the same time ever emptier.”