2 November

1560 birth of Annibale Caracci

1798 death of Charles de Wailly

CM Catalogo
1995.01.03     e2601 e2655

the architect's wife style
2000.11.02 19:52

[a] vanguardist reports 2001
2000.11.02     3749c 3770d

Et in Arcadia Ego
2000.11.02     3232

Plus Ultra Houses
2001.11.02     2070 3142b 4800 5800d

Peter Eisenman: Two Projects
2002.11.02     2002b

Reenactionary Architecturism
2008.11.02 10:05     3749p 4402g 4706b 5136

Stab one: a thesis declaration
2008.11.02 19:07     3749p 4402g

atemporality at work?
2013.11.02 12:44     3208i

Long derided by architects, Prince Charles' model town Poundbury might not be all that bad after all
2016.11.02 10:16     3314t
2016.11.02 20:17     3314u


Nicolas Poussin   The Arcadian Shepherds   1638

96110201 Fragment Museum, models, perspectives   2298i01   b   c   d   e   f   g   h
96110202 Fragment Museum, perspective   2298i02

[a] vanguardist reports 2001
The troops who march at the head of an army.
The leaders of thought, taste, or opinion in a field (as art, letters, or politics).
Hence, one who or that which is foremost.
Those who create, produce, or apply new, original, or experimental ideas, designs, and techniques in any field, especially in the arts.
A group (as of writers or artists) that is unorthodox and untraditional in its approach.
The predilection for or practice of intellectual or artistic experimentation.

011102a domestic plans   3713i02

2008.11.02 10:05
Reenactionary Architecturism
Strictly speaking, however, the human skull is not an exoskeleton. While encasing/protecting the brain, the skull also provides support and structure for the head, which contains most of the body's orifices. And it is indeed these capital orifices that channel the senses of sight, smell, taste and hearing--all refinements of the sense of touch.
[There is a reason why helmets are still a vital part of military garb.]
Consider too how the rib cage provides protection for the body's most vital organs. And how the hiatus between the pelvis and the rib cage is where the body (both male and female) most expands.
The human body's true vestige of an exoskeleton are the nails, which are at the tips of the extremities, the outer reaches, the points of primal physical contact--touch--with other matter. I have in the past wondered if the genes associated with our nails are among the very oldest of our genome.
Is there or will there ever be an architecture that reenacts keratin?

2008.11.02 19:07
Stab one: a thesis declaration
What exactly is "the assumed masculinity of military architecture"?
To clarify my thesis:
So what then is architecture? Is it a [feminine] hard, 'simple', 'natural' protective shell that engenders the continuation of life? Or is it a [masculine] soft formlessness forever (re-)designing an applied shell it doesn't naturally have?"

14110201 San Stefano image plan attached 4th century architecture plans

Et in Arcadia Ego
reality reenacting its own illusory mirror
double theater

Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Piazza San Pietro




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