At the Lincoln Memorial —By Archibald MacLeish Within that door A man sits or the image of a man Staring at stillness on a marble floor. No drum distracts him nor no trumpet can Although he hears the trumpet and … Continue reading
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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.
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.
“Grau . . . ist alle Theorie und grün des Lebens goldner Baum.” — Goethe (Gray is all theory, and green the golden tree of life.)