Tag Archives: Tradition

Under The Dome of Heaven – Baptisteries

A few posts ago, I noted that Venice contains extremely few free-standing Baptisteries.  Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello had one outside the “front door” of the basilica, connected through the front portico to the cathedral, and built soon after 639 A.D.  It was destroyed long … Continue reading

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Pluralism vs. Relativism and Opportunism vs. Sacrifice

“Pluralism marks the moment in history when despair and private obsession replace culture.”             Leon Krier The other day on Facebook (December 16, 2010), Nassem Nicholas Taleb catalyzed a revealing and depressing discussion (as I am confident was his intent … Continue reading

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Sant’Antimo Abbey – Tuscany

The Abbey of Sant’Antimo is located in the quiet Val d’Starcia, a few kilometers north of the historic Orcia River and a few south of Montalcino, the popular Tuscan hilltown at the epicenter of Brunello viticulture.  The Abbey’s pastoral setting is overlooked by another small hilltop town, … Continue reading

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City Form: A Metaphor for Your Work

Often, fields other than our own can provide great insights and outstanding tools that, when properly understood and contextually modified for use,  can equip us with healthy innovative analysis and  implementation techniques that profit our own work and organizations. Renowned planner Kevin Lynch, … Continue reading

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Excavating Meaning

We attend the opening reception for Rocky Hawkins’ show “Lost at Last” at Altamira Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming (www.altamiraart.com) on July 15th.  The show arrayed an outstanding representation of the broad range of genres that he paints, expertly designed and curated to prevent … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Status Quo?

A Renaissance life, incorporating the best from the past, while reconciling with and resolving “wrong turns”, and continuously moving ahead with constructive creativity toward a worthy goal, usually requires a breakthrough of barriers that are stifling good potential in business, community or … Continue reading

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Modern Transformations

Randy D. Bosch  ©2010 The terms Renaissance Man and Renaissance Woman are most often used today to describe someone who has interests in, or may have even mastered, a broad range of subjects – a polymath.  In the historic Renaissance period, that description … Continue reading

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