Wunder des Schneeschuhs by Hannes Schneider and Arnold Fanck, 1928.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
I am Justin Shubow
President of the National Civic Art Society, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. that promotes the classical and humanistic tradition in public art and architecture. I am also Chairman of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, an independent federal agency comprising seven presidential appointees who are the aesthetic guardians of Washington.
Founding Farmers is one of the most popular, and cleverly named, restaurants in Washington, D.C. According to its self-description, “it is a celebration of the land and the American family farmer; it is a nod to the founding fathers of … Continue reading
From the August 16, 2006 Spiegel interview of Dutch architect Rem Koolhass: SPIEGEL: In methodical Germany, a major debate is currently underway in Berlin over whether to rebuild or start from scratch. Is tearing down the Palace of the Republic the … Continue reading
Greek Architecture —By Herman Melville Not magnitude, not lavishness, But Form—the Site; Not innovating wilfulness, But reverence for the Archetype.
Steven Semes, author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation (a voice of reason in the confused world of historic preservation), has called attention to the new plague of parasitic architecture: It seems that … Continue reading