Friday, August 28, 2009

Mad Architecture

The Old Pennsylvania Station, NYC, 1910-1963, McKim, Mead, and White Architects.

When the original Beaux-Arts station was torn down in 1963 there was such an uproar from the citizens of NYC that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission was established. The loss of historic architecture to make way for future projects is a double-edge sword, what went up in its place is Madison Square Garden.

Interior Old Penn Station

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An Apple a Day

Rebel in the Making: Schoolboys Exercising, with One Eating an Apple, Tokyo, Japan, 1936 by Fritz Henle, University of Texas.

There was a wonderful show of the photography of Fritz Henle at that Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin; unfortunately it just closed. Henle was a master of many different types of photography. There is an excellant catalog of the exhibition published by the University of Texas Press called Fritz Henle In Search of Beauty.
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