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Trump’s Towering Folly on Federal Architecture. I believe that analogies between current events and the Third Reich ought not to be made casually, if at all.

Trump’s Towering Folly on Federal Architecture

Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei) Houston.

Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

Institute for the Fine Arts, Rice University. "Art Nouveau," March 1, 1976–June 30, 1976. Art Institute of Chicago. "Art Nouveau," August 1, 1976–October 31, 1976. Sarasota Springs. London. Dallas Museum of Art. Nagoya City Museum. Milan. New York. Les collections en ligne des musées de la Ville de Paris. Paris Museums Just Released 321,178 Works of Art Online for Free. In conversation with Paul Guyer - four by three magazine.

The Cult of Amazon: Meet the Most Hardcore Reviewers on the Site. Publishers and writers can lament books becoming an irrelevant part of American culture, but compared to the hermetically sealed world of classical music they have nothing to complain about.

The Cult of Amazon: Meet the Most Hardcore Reviewers on the Site

Even the most inconsistent of readers will occasionally trek into a Barnes & Noble and be exposed, if only unwittingly, to something current. But how many living composers can you name? And what if you weren’t allowed to say Hans Zimmer? Classical music has reached the point where albums of Thomas Tallis songs now bear the label: “Features Spem in Alium, as mentioned in Fifty Shades of Grey.” Movies are classical music’s primary mode of transmission these days. If none of these names mean anything to you, don’t worry; The classical music world has always preferred its dead giants to its living ones and has long resented anyone born after 1850. Where the physical world falters, the Internet will pick up the slack. The 20th century had a profound impact on classical music.

Constructivism (art) Constructivism was an artistic and architectural philosophy that originated in Russia beginning in 1913 by Vladimir Tatlin.

Constructivism (art)

Poetry slam. History[edit] In 2001, the grounding of aircraft following the September 11 attacks left a number of performers stranded in cities they had been performing in.[5] After the attacks, a new wave of poetry slam started within New York City with a community focus on poets coming together to speak about the terrorist attacks.[5] As of 2017[update], the National Poetry Slam featured 72 certified teams, culminating in five days of competition.[7] Today, there are poetry slam competitions in a number of countries around the globe.

Poetry slam

Poetry Slam Inc. sanctions three major annual poetry competitions (for poets 18+) on a national and international scale: the National Poetry Slam (NPS), the individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS), and the Women of the World Poetry Slam (WoWPS) Format[edit] Pantone: How the world authority on color became a pop culture icon. Colors are tricky.

Pantone: How the world authority on color became a pop culture icon

If you’ve ever brought home a can of paint that you thought was taupe in the store but your partner points out looks “kinda pink” on the wall, you know how frustrating—and unreliable—color perception can be. Color systems like Japan’s TOYO Color Finder or Germany’s HKS Guide help professionals define color by name or number, instead of eyeballing it. Against_subtlety_the_case_for_heavy_handedness_in_art.single. Let me be blunt: Subtlety sucks.


This statement might anger you. Most of us take for granted that subtlety, in the arts, is a virtue. You can see it in our critical language: It’s common to say that a book or movie lacks subtlety—the implication being that subtlety is an essential quality. Other times, we say a song or TV show is heavy-handed, or hits you over the head with its message. Trump Tower Was Never Actually That Tacky. The entrance to Trump Tower (Photo: Rev Stan/flickr/CC BY 2.0) To enter the atrium of 725 Fifth Avenue, open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., you must pass through the black gateway and underneath the two-foot-high letters, burnished in gold, that have spelled out, since the early '80s, exactly whose building this is.

Trump Tower Was Never Actually That Tacky

Typeset In The Future. After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner.

Typeset In The Future

Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? , Blade Runner cements Scott’s reputation for beautiful, gritty, tech noir science fiction. Theconversation. The opening to John Berger’s most famous written work, the 1972 book Ways of Seeing, offered not just an idea but also an invitation to see and know the world differently: “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled,” he wrote.


Berger, who died on January 2 at the age of 90, has had a profound influence on the popular understanding of art and the visual image. He was also a vibrant example of the public intellectual, using his position to speak out against social injustices and to lend his support to artists and activists across the world. Berger’s approach to art came most directly into the public eye in four-part BBC TV series, Ways of Seeing in 1972, produced by Mike Dibb and which preceded the book. Theconversation. The Case for Surrealism. Week2 Creed MonstrousFeminine.