Archinect - Features 2014-04-24T10:53:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/65557450/fishing-for-architecture-with-john-lurie Fishing for Architecture with John Lurie Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-16T13:20:00-05:00 >2014-02-04T20:34:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vq/vqypswdygcbd1iq9.jpg" width="514" height="769" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I became familiar with the work of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lurie" target="_blank">John Lurie</a> in mid 80's when a friend put in a cassette tape during an intoxicating balmy night on Aegean coast of Turkey with meandering sounds of <a href="http://www.strangeandbeautiful.com/" target="_blank">Lounge Lizards</a> mixing into the starry skies above. Since then, I have listened to more of his music, watched the films and became aware of <a href="http://johnlurieart.com/" target="_blank">his fascinating artistic output</a>. Due to his illness, suffering from Lyme disease, John Lurie had to refocus his artful existence doing paintings which are no less expressive and heartfelt than his masterful work in other forms. I had an opportunity to ask him to talk with me about architecture and this conversation resulted over a few days of messaging in cyber space. By the end, we became somewhat friends and so far have been checking in with each other on a daily basis. He is a rare, multi-talented artist for sure. And I really believe he knows more about architecture than he thinks.</p>