When Alfredo Jaar’s glittering “A Logo for America” video first played on a Times Square billboard in 1987, it riled up New Yorkers. [...] shows the words “This is not America” inside the outline of the United States. “A Logo for America” will receive a second life this week; beginning on August 1, the video will pop up on Times Square signs and screens between 11:57 pm and 12:00 am. But this 2.0 version loses some of the video’s original intent to reach a broad—and hopefully attentive—audience. — artfcity.com
The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded.
Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas. — bustler.net
(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence: Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National ParkAdvocacy Award of Excellence: Peavey Plaza Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website Design Citation of Merit: The Arboretum (formerly the Garden...
The skyline of Chile’s capital city, Santiago, has a new addition with the Gran Torre skyscraper casting a two-kilometre shadow across the historic city.
The 70-storey residential building stands more than 300 metres tall, making it the tallest building in South America. The five-ton steel structure cost an estimated one billion dollars to build and tenants are expected to move into the building next March. — DesignBuild Source
Along with the declaration is an overview of some of Wright's projects, including the Ennis House, Fallingwater, Millard House, Robie House, Hollyhock House, Taliesin East, Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Home, and the Martin House. via the forum
Superman has gotten a makeover — well, another makeover — two years ahead of turning 75 years old in 2013.
As the first and most widely known representative of the spandexed set, Superman remains the popular face of that uniquely American creation, the superhero.
But America has changed a lot since 1938. And as it did, that face changed, too. — npr.org
Moving Mountains: Land Arts of the American West (working title) is a feature length documentary film exploring the evolution of Land Art in the West from early indigenous people to the Earthworks of the late sixties by major artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer to the educational program known as Land Arts of the American West that uses the mythical western landscape as its classroom. — USA Projects
Sam Wainwright Douglas, filmmaker of CITIZEN ARCHITECT, is embarking on his next project and asks for your help raising money for his ambitious new film Moving Mountains. "We are trying to raise a minimum of $12,500 to pay for 1 week of shooting, which includes costs for film crew personnel...
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