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Venice Pavilion at the Biennale 2014 – Sonnets in Babylon by Daniel Libeskind

Venice has its own permanent pavilion at the Biennale, adjacent to those of many nations.  This is not only appropriate because the Biennale is in Venice, but because Venice was an independent nation-state for over 1000 years – until Napoleon … 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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“Elements of Venice” by Giulia Foscari, 2014 – A Book Review

“ELEMENTS OF VENICE” by Giulia Foscari A Book Review by Randy Bosch July 10, 2014 Foscari, Giulia, “Elements of Venice”, Lars Muller Publishers, Zurich, June 2014, 692pp., paperback, small format. I received this fascinating and critically important work literally “hot … 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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Art in January – Major Exhibitions in the Valley of the Sun

In Central Arizona’s “Valley of the Sun”, Winter is the great season for art exhibitions. Dozens of galleries in Scottsdale’s Old Town participate in Thursday Night Art Walks, with many hosting artists in residence and artist shows. Studio tours and … Continue reading

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Venice – Urban Palimpsest and Tomb of Memories

“Palimpsest” (“palinsesto” in Italian) has its origins in the Greek word for “scraped again”. The original reference may have been to layered manuscripts, where older text was no longer more valued by the holder than the underlaying and very rare … Continue reading

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Venice 697-1797: A City, A Republic, An Empire – Book Review

Alvise Zorzi’s masterful tome, “Venice 697-1797: A City, A Republic, An Empire” recently fell into my grasp.  Birthday presents are nice!  (Woodstock: The Overlook Press: Peter Mayer Publishers, Woodstock, NY, 2001 revised English edition, 303pp.  Originally published in 1999, Milan). Birthday … 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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Antifragile – Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Book Review

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragile – Things That Gain from Disorder”,      Random House, New York, (c)2012, 519pp. “Antifragile” has been on the shelves for a year now, I read it when it first came out, yet I felt constrained from writing … Continue reading

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