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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:39 pm
by Roderick Grant
The metal in St. Mark's would have been copper with a patina, which would look fine with warm materials.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:44 pm
by Roderick Grant
Arne Jacobsen, now there's an architect/designer who has yet to receive the notice he is due. Even his early work shows clean lines and elegant simplicity.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:26 pm
by SDR
The world could do worse than to furnish itself entirely from the catalogs of Scandinavian designers and makers -- were such a monoculture ever made possible, or necessary . . .

The Hardoy Butterfly looks right at home at Fallingwater; the dull metal finish and natural leather sling are honest and unassuming. (That sling looks like it was fresh from the box and never yet sat upon, even by a temporarily-
exhausted docent. It needs breaking in . . .)



Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:04 pm
by juankbedoya
SDR wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:46 pm
The "rough" quality of some early Usonians is precisely what makes the work so poignant, because it is paired with exquisitely abstracted and diagrammatic
formal design. In photos, at least, I prefer these houses to the carefully-crafted and more "finished" ones of the 'fifties.

Baird represents another example of this "crude" brickwork.


© Futagawa, early 'nineties.

I love Baird house and by the way I hope there already exist some topic of this small gem...!!!