Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Original Sputnik Shuffle – Reflections on the Apollo Spacesuit

I recently found the following clip on YouTube:   While this short video should be appreciated for both its humor and its strangeness, there is much more content behind it than appears at first perusal.  It seems to date from … Continue reading

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Buffalo Grain Elevators – The Future That Could Have Been; The Past That Is Disappearing

For whatever reason, whether it was because they were more interested in the systems of abstraction, purism and essentialism that were being developed in the arts at the time, or because the technical and cultural conditions of their era were … Continue reading

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Buffalo in Detail – Decoration and Abstraction: A Photo Essay

The city of Buffalo was woven into the discourse of Modernist architecture when Walter Gropius published images of its daylight factories and grain elevators in the Jahrbuch in 1913.  In this publication, these buildings were presented as examples of a … Continue reading

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