The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf

7 August 1778   Friday
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Artifacts of the Bianconi vs Piranesi 'Circus of Caracalla' affair   1772-1789

Tavola VI   Plan and Elevation of the Starting Gates.

47 y.o. Francesco Piranesi 1805
Le Antichità della Magna Grecia   Parte II

Geometric Drawing of a Vase, and Various Fragments Found in Mamia's Tomb, and Masks that were in her Ustrinum
Drawn by G.B. Piranesi
Engraved by F. Piranesi Year 13 (1805)

7 August 1812   Friday

Morning clear, calm, with the sun a fresh breeze arose from the N, temperature 68°. I went to my neighbor T Wister about 9, stayed till near 1 PM. SW Jr and family there, Dr. Moore came. I was pressed to stay dinner, but JS Longstreth and T Price were at Ury and I returned to dine with them; Dr. Moore recommended an abstraction from politics. I informed him of my refusal to attend the meeting yesterday at Bustleton to which I was invited with much expectation of a speech from me--he considered this as a self denial. PM SW Jr and family called here on their way home, but their horses being restless[?] we had very little time to converse.
I received today a dozen shirts and s.....[?] of my late beloved brother Thomas, a present from his daughter my cousin Hannah Smith which were very acceptable. Temperature rose to 88°, at 5 there are several in sight dispensing rain.

7 August 1995
A new duality in physiology--metabolism (creation and destruction).
Enlightenment is assimilation combined with metabolism.

7 August 2000
Eutropian Bonding
...outlined of a thesis/essay about Eutropia as best friend of Helena and a bonding force of Constantine’s reign.
  1. ...a [virtual] place in architectural history, and Eutropia possessing the exact same attribute.
  2. Eutropian connections: an analysis of Eutropia's descending genealogy.
  3. the against all odds friendship/bonding with Helena.
  4. Eutropia's Christianity.
  5. double basilicas mean double architects? i.e., Helena and Eutropia.
  6. Eutropia (with Helena and Fausta) at the first Nicean Council.
  7. Eutropia's relation to the Maxentius buildings in Rome.
  8. Eutropia's relation to the Piazza Armerani?
  9. did Eutropia carry out Helena's dying wishes for a double basilica at Trier.
11. did Eutropia have anything to do with Fausta's death/murder?
12. the double sessorians in Piranesi’s Campo Marzio.
13. the notion of using email lists as an extremely advanced publishing system.
14. did Eutropia have anything to do with the discovery of the True Cross?

7 August 2006

Symmetrical Confinement   2

Symmetrical Confinement   9

Symmetrical Confinement   10

Symmetrical Confinement   16

7 August 2007
spreading like a virus... (discuss)
Both of the early New Harmony settlements were failures. And the second, under Robert Owen, was not exactly comprised by like minded individuals--there was definitely a class disparity.
One of the people that went to New Harmony with Owen [were Hélène Gregoroffsky Fisher and her sister-in-law] Hannah Fisher Price, and I happen to now live exactly where Hannah lived just before she went to New Harmony. After a couple of years at New Harmony, Hannah and her family [and Hélène] moved to Cincinnati.

7 August 2008
I smell a Vorläufer
"The errors that Robert Adam detected in Palladio's drawings for the reconstruction of the 'Baths', published in 1730 as Fabbriche antiche disegate da Andrea Palladio, encouraged a dismissive attitude to Palladio and led him to question the accuracy of the renaissance as a reliable recorder of classical architecture. It became easy for the brothers to delude themselves into thinking that they alone possessed a deep insight into the antique and had the knowledge necessary to correct the errors of renaissance draughtsmen. But such an arrogant stance was more a public one, which did not stand in the way of their serious study of the renaissance or their need to borrow directly from it, from time to time. The enormous variety found there appealed to them as much as the inventive classicism of the antique."

7 August 2017

zero seven two

7 August 2023   Monday

St. Petersburg 1812 certainly brings us back to true imperial times, albeit the end of a centuries old Roman/Byzantine line with a little more than 100 years left.

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