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2008.07.31 16:48
I smell a Vorläufer
The notion of "having to know the rules in order to break the rules" is fast becoming a cliché.

2008.07.31 15:29
...if you do intern at Eisenman, bone up on the I Ching before you get there, and then let it be known that the I Ching is one of your avocations via demonstrations of your meaningful chancyness. You'll have a blast!


2008.07.26 19:30
I smell a Vorläufer
[free translation program sez] vielfache Wahl:

"Not exactly pulling a rabbit out of a hat, but it does the trick."

Porte du Parisis

He also states that he was the Chef de l'un des ateliers publics in the faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1790 and 1791 and that he took part in the preparations for the first great revolutionary festival, the Fête de la fédération on the Champ-de-Mars, on July 14, 1790.

The era of political upheaval brought about an important change in Lequeu's career. He had to give up the free profession of an architect, and became a civil servant, for he had lost all his property, and the general situation, of course, was unfavorable to building. He entered the office of the cadastre in the first year of the Republic (1793), and remained employed there until the office was discontinued in 1801. Yet in the beginning of his new career in the year II, his art was to do him a good service in a highly critical moment. He must have aroused suspicion. To prove his genuine republican feelings, he produced an odd drawing titled "Porte du Parisis," and submitted it to the Committee of Public Safety.



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