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1996:...drawing--the circle/square man laying in the middle of the Villa Rotunda plan.
The proportions of both man and the Villa Rotunda coincide with a progression of circle/square junctures, and the point of this exercise was to find out whether Palladio based the proportions of the Villa Rotunda on the height of a man. According to the results, it appears that Palladio did not base the proportions of the Villa Rotunda on the height of a man.
Here man is 6.77' tall.
Here man is 4.78' tall.
from smallest to largest...idea of presenting as many Campo Marzio plans as possible in order of size from smallest to largest. Again, I have no idea what the lesson is supposed to be, but I think it will actually show something that has never been seen before. Of course, gigantism will still be the primary object lesson concerning the Campo Marzio, but I might find out that the smallest buildings (crypts, tombs) are even larger than most normal sized buildings.
2000:reenactionary notes1. human history as a reenactment of the human body.2. the operation of the human imagination as a reenactment of corporal physiology and morphology.3. Plato's dialogues as reenactments.4. architecture as a reenactment of human imagination.5. the Latin and Greek cross plans as reenactments of the original St. Peter's and the original martyrium at Golgotha.6. a reverse reenactment of the promenade architecturale "buildings".7. completion of the promenade architecturale documentation.8. completion of "Stirling's Muses".9. Maison Dom-ino reenacted.10. "Inside the Density..."11. Las Vegas as oasis reenacted--Villa d'Este.12. metabolic architectures.13. osmotic architectures.14. extreme architectures.15. fertile archtiectures.16. pregnant architectures.17. assimilating architectures.18. electromagnetic architectures.19. all frequency architectures.20. Ludwig II of Bavaria.21. Disney Land/World.22. Acropolis reenactments.23. cloning.24. hypermural at the Altes Museum.25. sacred and the profane (also Eliade's Myth and Reality).26. Rossi's Modena Cemetery/Bustum Hadriani.27. cardo and decumanus, Roman planning (urban military).28. Washington DC/Versailles.29. eros et thanatos.30. reenactment of mistakes (Fasolo, Tafuri, Eisenman).31. reenactment relative to mimesis.32. Revelations as coporal reenactment.33. City of God Against the Pagans34. tomb of Augustus--the Great Stupa.35. redrawing the Campo Marzio as reenactment.36. philosophy of Collingwood (plus maybe Vico and Croce).37. dies sanguinis--reenactment of my own birth.38. Tacony Creek Park (environmental center).39. theme parks (Huxtable, Sorkin, etc.).40. Hadrian's Villa.41. reenactment of the real within the virtual.42. Benjamin Franklin Parkway--reenactments in Philadelphia (many).43. circle/square junctures.44. Kosovo.45. VSBA reenactments (Princeton, Philadelphia).46. Brothers Metabolic--Holy Thursday.47. Izmit earthquakes.48. Olney's religiuos trilogy.49. Simulacra and Simulation (Baudrillard)50. Ottopia.51. homo ludens.52. MOVE as reenactment.53. metaphor as reenactment (?).54. dies sanguinis reenactment as performance art.55. innuendo(?).56. operative versus historical criticism as reenactment(?).57. "I was doing Stella, frankly."58. Imaginations, Zeitgeists and Architectures.
2007:Theory Part II - Doing What I Said I Would Do......does theory today make better designers? Personally, I think teaching style and technique would make better designers, where theory applies to the various styles and techniques and not so much to forming a priori thought processes of the designer.
Most of my architecture teachers worked in Kahn's offices and/or were students of his studio at Penn. Does Goldhagen mention Piranesi's Campo Marzio hanging over Kahn's office desk or the Guadet volumes on the desk?
Naturally, his thinking has foundations in architectural history. As Joseph Esherick sees it, "There is a moral injunction and an ethical character about Kahn's pronouncements. It is familiar in the writings of Julien Guadet, whose Éléments et Théorie de l'Architecture in four volumes (1870-1880) posits that the elements of architecture are not the ancient orders but they are windows, walls, floors, and light. The idea that a wall wants to be a wall and the idea of master spaces and slave spaces are both in Guadet. I remember," Esherick adds, "that the prominent thing on Kahn's desk when I first went to meet him in the late 50s was a copy of Guadet's old testament."--C. Ray Smith, Supermannerism: New Attitudes in Post-Modern Architecture (1977), p. 82-3.
Note to self: Kahn reenacts both Piranesi and Guadet?
2011:The art of faking itl.t wrote:'...and the idea was the relationship of the space which was made up of the fold of the image and the dialectic or the conflict between the figuration, and the kind of clarity of the image and the complexity of the space which were in dialog.'
Does anyone get this sentence? What's the idea? I'm not trying to dismiss Mayne or anything but sometimes man...what the heck is this guy talking about?
Lauf replies:A case of over articulation leading to inarticulation. Perhaps the same could be said of the architecture.
2013:Start finishing the Mayor's House model/design (with all of the above in mind?).
and cuz why not
all in french though
The Pope's last day on the job ...
if they dont build anything, then they dont matter.
gimme some sixtus V!
Pope Saint Hilarius (also Hilarus, Hilary) was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 461 to 28 February 468. He was canonized as a saint after his death.
The Sardinian archdeacon of Rome, Hilarius was elected bishop of Rome, probably on 17 November 461, and was consecrated on 19 November 461.
As archdeacon under Pope Leo I, he fought vigorously for the rights of the Roman See and vigorously opposed the condemnation of Flavian of Constantinople at the Second Council of Ephesus in 449 to settle the question of Eutyches. According to a letter to the Empress Pulcheria collected among the letters of Leo I, Hilarius apologized for not delivering to her the pope's letter after the synod, but owing to Dioscurus of Alexandria, who tried to hinder his going either to Rome or to Constantinople, he had great difficulty in making his escape in order to bring to the pontiff the news of the result of the council.
As pope, he continued the policy of his predecessor Leo who, in his contest with Hilary of Arles, had obtained from Valentinian III a famous rescript of 445 confirming the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome. Hilarius continued to strengthen papal control over episcopal discipline. At Narbonne, Hermes, a former archdeacon, had been nominated by his predecessor and installed as bishop without the express sanction of Pope Leo. Hilarius convoked a synod in 462 that confirmed Hermes as titular bishop, withholding his faculties as metropolitan (Wace). Other decisions expressed in an encyclical were in the interests of increased discipline. A synod was to be convened yearly by the Bishop of Arles, but all important matters were to be submitted to the Apostolic See. No bishop could leave his diocese without a written permission from his metropolitan, with a right of appeal to the Bishop of Arles. Respecting the parishes (paroeciae) claimed by Leontius, Bishop of Arles, as belonging to his jurisdiction, the Gallican bishops could decide, after an investigation. Church property could not be alienated until a synod had examined into the cause of sale.
Shortly after this the pope found himself involved in another diocesan quarrel. In 463, Mamertus of Vienne had consecrated a Bishop of Die, although this Church, by a decree of Leo I, belonged to the metropolitan Diocese of Arles. When Hilarius heard of it, he deputed Leontius of Arles to summon a great synod of the bishops of several provinces to investigate the matter. The synod took place and, on the strength of the report given him by Bishop Antonius, he issued an edict dated 25 February 464 in which Bishop Veranus was commissioned to warn Mamertus that, if in the future he did not refrain from irregular ordinations, his faculties would be withdrawn. Consequently the consecration of the Bishop of Die would be sanctioned by Leontius of Arles. Thus the primatial privileges of the See of Arles were upheld as Leo I had defined them. At the same time, the bishops were admonished not to overstep their boundaries and to assemble in a yearly synod presided over by the Bishop of Arles. The metropolitan rights of the See of Embrun over the dioceses of the Maritime Alps were protected against the encroachments of a certain Bishop Auxanius, particularly in connection with the two Churches of Nice and Cimiez.
Hilarius gave decisions to the churches of Hispania, which tended to operate outside the papal orbit in the 5th century. Silvanus, Bishop of Calahorra, had violated the church laws by his episcopal ordinations, and the pope was asked for his decision. Before an answer came to their petition, the same bishops had recourse to the Holy See for an entirely different matter. Before his death, Nundinarius, Bishop of Barcelona, expressed a wish that Irenaeus might be chosen his successor, and he himself had made Irenaeus bishop of another See. The request was granted and the Synod of Tarragona confirmed the nomination of Irenaeus, after which the bishops sought the pope's approval. The Roman synod of 19 November 465, held in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which settled the matter, is the oldest Roman synod whose original records have survived.
In Rome, Hilarius worked zealously to counter the new emperor's 467 edict of toleration for schismatic sects, which had been inspired, according to a letter of Pope Gelasius I by a favourite of Emperor Anthemius named Philotheus, who espoused the Macedonian heresy. On one of the emperor's visits to St Peter's Basilica, the pope openly called him to account for his favourite's conduct, exhorting him by the grave of St Peter to promise that he would allow no schismatical assemblies in Rome.
Hilarius erected several churches and other buildings in Rome, for which the Liber Pontificalis, the main source for information about Hilarius, praises him. Two oratories in the baptistery of the Lateran, one in honour of St. John the Baptist, the other of St. John the Apostle, to whom he attributed his safe escape from the Council of Ephesus, are due to him, thus satisfying the question as to which Saints John the Lateran had been dedicated. He also erected a chapel of the Holy Cross in the baptistery, convents, two public baths, and libraries near the Basilica of St. Lawrence outside the Walls, in which church he was buried.
Hilarius also frequently suffered from radiculopathy.
His feast day is celebrated on 17 November or 28 February
Wow, either they never taught me that in Catholic school, or I was asleep.
Spike Cyclone, thanks for posting the Guadet and Choisy links.
"There is a historical aspect to Kahn's concern for composition. Composition of elements was a preoccupation of the Beaux-Arts academic tradition at the turn of the century. Julien Guadet, the respected professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, wrote about it, and his famous pupil, Tony Garnier, may have set in motion forces and attitudes which, no matter how well disguised by subsequent events in architecture, may still be with us. This may explain the association which Kahn is supposed to have with the Beaux-Arts academic tradition. However, it was Auguste Choisy, a contemporary as well as an ideological antagonist of Guadet, who influenced Kahn more--not by his words and ideas (Kahn did not read French and was not a "reader" in the scholarly sense) but by the magnificent illustrations in his book Histoire de l'Architecture, which Kahn treasured."
Romaldo Giurgola and Jaimini Mehta, Louis I. Kahn (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1975), p. 184
More on Guadet, Choisy and Kahn: 4022 4023.
Plus, Kenneth Frampton, "Louis Kahn and the French Connection" in Oppositions 22 (1980).
Who knows if any of this old stuff still has the potential to inspire architecture. Come to think of it, did it inspire anyone other than Kahn? (Ha!)