Category Archives: Reformation

Solitude and Solace

A few thoughts stimulated by sleep deprivation on an “overnight” Trans-Atlantic flight. In A Room of One’s Own, author Virginia Woolf referred to personal time as “solitude“. Gretel Erlich’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Solace of Open Spaces, addresses the impact … Continue reading

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Romania at the Biennale 2014: Site Under Construction

Projecting the future from amidst the relics of modernist ruin. Deep inside the Giardini in Castello, Venice, the Romanian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale sits amidst a long row of undifferentiated pavilion facades, evocative of their design era and the … Continue reading

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GRAFTING ARCHITECTURE – CATALONIA AT VENICE – 2014

GRAFTING ARCHITECTURE – CATALONIA AT VENICE A short review of the Catalonia exhibit at the 14th Architecture Biennale, Venice, 2014, by Randy Bosch. The Catalonia region of Spain, very recently near to a non-binding plebiscite regarding independence from Spain, sponsored … Continue reading

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Architecture Biennale – Venice 2014 – A Few Reflections

BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2014 The 14th MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA – VENICE A FEW REFLECTIONS FROM THE ENCOUNTER by Randy Bosch There is simply too much to cover – molto troppo!  In future posts, I will share impressions formed in many … Continue reading

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Venice’s Master Plan of 1557

The collections of Venice’s fabled Biblioteca Marciana record a document in volume segnato 138.c.180, c. XVIIb described as:  “Design in pen and watercolor on two pages reunited to form a single page measuring mm 832mm by  626mm”. The document so … Continue reading

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Radical Edge by Steve Farber – Book Review

(Farber, Steve, “Radical Edge”, Kaplan Publishing, Chicago, 2006, 165pp.) Steve Farber is the President of the Extreme Leadership Institute and the author of “The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership”, awarded the 2004 “Reader’s Choice Award” by Fast … Continue reading

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Venice 2014 – la Biennale: Fundamentals: International Architecture Exhibition

A featured session of the Venice 2014 – la Biennale is the 14th International Architecture Exhibition / Fundamentals. The 2014 edition of the biannual exhibition will be held from June 7 to November 23, 2014 in, of course, Venice, Italy. With … Continue reading

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The Seen and the Unseen

“What is seen is transient, the unseen is eternal.”  “They could not see the forest for the trees.” Several different types of “seeing” are evident in the two aphorisms quoted above.  The first is speaking to the “unseen” as non-physical objects, ideas or … Continue reading

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Gary Ernest Smith – Artist of Two Landscapes

We were privileged to view the extraordinary work of artist Gary Ernest Smith and converse with him at length at his “one man show” at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming a few months ago. We spent considerable time observing the great collection of … Continue reading

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“Do the Work” by Steven Pressfield – Book Review

“DO THE WORK!: Overcome Resistance and get out of your own way”, by Steven Pressfield (The Domino Project, Do You Zoom, Inc., New York, 2011, 98 pages, price?: cheap!) follows his wonderful book “The War of Art” by a few … Continue reading

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