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    Josh Russell Oct 15 '04 6

    well james carpenter had to postpone his lecture until next spring. good news. marlon blackwell showed up. i can sum up the lecture in one word. amazing. i've never been to a more interesting and thought provoking lecture in my life. and it couldn't have came at a better time. he got me excited about the profession again.

    here are some random scribbles i wrote while there:

    dualities
    ordinary vs. extraordinary
    magnify small things
    micro vs. macro
    ideal vs. improvised
    find a place between dualities
    stay consistent and vigorous even if it means going at it alone.
    bobo the wrestling bear
    most buildings are diagrams; detailing makes it architecture
    the act of detailing is a spatial proposition
    it's like looking through a keyhole with both eyes. open up.
    travel.
    facadomy. (hahahaha)
    a slipping relationship.

    steven holl is coming soon. people are getting excited. i'm not. i want marlon to come back.

     

     
    • 6 Comments

    • instrumentOFaction
      Oct 15, 04 3:11 am

      you have a wonderful lecture series there at ISU...i'm quite envious.
      Make sure you catch James Carpenter, he's an interesting guy.

      as for Holl...he's impressive as a speaker but only if you haven't seen one of his buildings up close...what a colossal disappointment. i saw him speak on his project in Helsinki...Kiasma...i was so jazzed to see the building, then when i got there...sigh...nothing.

      i would also really be interested in the designer from SHoP...great work.
      I will have to do a bit of research on Marlan...thanks for the heads up.

      Javier ArbonaJavier Arbona
      Oct 15, 04 10:51 am

      Yeah, Marlon Blackwell, perhaps one of the most underrated architects in the US right now.

      Josh Russell
      Oct 15, 04 11:41 am

      i went to university of minnesota for my undergraduate so i practically lived in the holl building. i saw him speak twice. some interesting things were said but still not a fan.

      Josh Russell
      Oct 15, 04 11:41 am

      i went to university of minnesota for my undergraduate so i practically lived in the holl building. i saw him speak twice. some interesting things were said but still not a fan.

      Metaphoracle
      Oct 15, 04 11:53 pm

      I appreciate Marlon's matter-of-factness and his groundedness. As his popularity climbs, I hope he can retain his appealing, more human sensibilities.

      Should I take a stab at those who clearly haven't been able to? You guys know the type I'm talking about.

      stewartjohn
      Aug 19, 08 2:12 am

      All are looking for James carpenter lecture at Iowa State University. He postponed his speech for next spring. I am also awaiting for his lecture.

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      Stewart

      Iowa Drug Treatment

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