Archinect - Reset Mode 2014-12-20T02:23:36-05:00 Reflections: Jade Doskow victoriapham 2014-06-13T20:43:25-04:00 >2014-06-17T23:54:53-04:00 <p>"&lsquo;Decay&rsquo; implies death; making these pictures is more about giving these structures a new life."</p><p>&ndash; Jade Doskow, on her exhibit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>World's Fair: Lost Utopias</em></a></p> Reflections: Stephen King victoriapham 2014-05-15T11:20:02-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:40:27-04:00 <p>&ldquo;You are the grim, goal-oriented ones who will not believe that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination no matter how many times it has been proven to you.&rdquo;</p><p>&ndash; Stephen King, from <em>The Dark Towers VII: The Dark Tower</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Sometimes you just need to remind yourself.</p> The Times They are A'changin victoriapham 2014-05-12T03:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T21:15:03-04:00 <p>I like books. I read to know things, know people, places. For me, I have to empathize to create, be inspired, and to dig into my thoughts.</p><p>So I recently finished a side reading of mine: <em>The Master Builders</em> by Peter Blake. To backtrack a bit, I took an amazing course on everything Frank Lloyd Wright at my university and as part of the class, did some research. While I used this book for the research, I didn't have quite the time to actually sit down and read it, so I waited until I could.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/nav/spacer.gif"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>For those who do not know, <em>The Master Builders</em> is a three part story in which late architect and editor Peter Blake gives the audience his condensed biographies of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright, all respectively a master in Form, in Structure, and in Space. In short, Blake did a great job. I loved it and read it within two days. Couldn't let go of the darn thing it was that satisfying (which is what books are supposed to be!).</p><p>Going off of what I read, I found it very... frust...</p> Reflections: Theodore Baird victoriapham 2013-11-04T20:29:04-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:38:56-05:00 <p> <strong>"</strong>Things wear out. Roofs leak, pipes freeze, glass breaks, the oil burner falls apart and goes <em>boom</em>, the toaster no longer pops up. The catalog is endless, and it is humiliating. You can measure a life span in many ways, by class reunions, marriages, wars, depressions. How many ice boxes and refrigerators have you used up? Then there is a long list, a Chevrolet, two Fords, two Austins, three VWs, this makes one feel old indeed. Why I can remember driving across New York State Route 20 and enjoying it. . . We live in a beautiful and in a violent world, and the objects we use so carelessly and delight in most especially are all subject to the degradation of matter.<strong>"</strong></p> <p> &ndash; Theodore Baird, "Shays Street,"&nbsp;<em>The Most of It: Essays on Language and the Imagination&nbsp;</em>(1999)</p> <p> Theodore Baird was an emeritus professor of English at Amherst College and notably a client of Frank Lloyd Wright with theTheodore Baird Residence or the Baird House on Shays Street, Amherst, Massachusetts, US.</p>