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* Architecture + Design: Jean Prouvé: A Testimony to Ingenuity by Alice Rawsthorn

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Architecture + Design: Jean Prouvé: A Testimony to Ingenuity by Alice Rawsthorn: “..a long, skinny single-story building made mostly from prefabricated components foraged from the factory. Some parts were originally intended for emergency housing, and others were left over from the construction of a school. His children pitched in by helping him to haul the components up the hill in an ancient Jeep and to assemble them, finishing the house in 1954..”  The incomparable design critic Alice Rawsthorn has written a very good, short, clear article looking at the work of the French designer and architect Jean Prouvé, and at the current, and forthcoming, exhibitions “Tribute to Jean Prouvé” in Nancy, France and elsewhere..”

image: Courtesy of the Centre Pompidou and Adagp, The New York Times; article: Alice Rawsthorn, The New York Times

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* Design: Reflections on a Soup Spoon, by Alice Rawsthorn

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Design: Reflections on a Soup Spoon, by Alice Rawsthorn: “..it was designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in the late 1950s for use in one of his architectural projects, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Then in his late 50s, Jacobsen was the most famous architect in Denmark and was renowned internationally for the sensitivity with which he softened the ascetic Modernist style with gentle curves and sensual finishes..”  Excellent, sharp, smart article in The New York Times, by the astute design observer Alice Rawsthorn..

See posts on other equally sharp articles by Alice Rawsthorn:

image: Georg Jensen; The New York Times; article: Alice Rawsthorn, The New York Times

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* Residential Architecture: Villa Tugendhat – Reopening a Mies Modernist Landmark

Posted by the editors on Monday, 27 February 2012

Residential Architecture: Villa Tugendhat – Reopening a Mies Modernist Landmark: The architecture and design critic Alice Rawsthorn has written, in The New York Times, “among Mies’s finest works and..hailed as a new model of 20th-century living..”  “Mies took radical decisions about how to design a new kind of living space, and the house is incredibly spacious, incredibly luxurious and incredibly sensual,” said Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “But the Tugendhats had very specific notions about how they wanted to live. If you look at the program, it is almost like a 19th-century description of an English country house with a room for the butler to iron the morning newspaper. The space seems open and flowing, but there are large zones of privacy for the behind-the-scenes world of the servants.”  Magnificent, luxurious, iconic..

image: David Zidlicky, The New York Times; article: Alice Rawsthorn, The New York Times

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Protest Branding – Elements of Style as Occupy Movement Evolves, by Alice Rawsthorn

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The astute design observer Alice Rawsthorn has written an interesting article entitled “Elements of Style as Occupy Movement Evolves”  in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at contemporary and historical graphic design communication by various protest movements, including the, now global, #Occupy movement.  Clenched fist, to octothorpe, to semaphore.  Emblematic!

See our other posts on articles by Alice Rawsthorn: “#hashtag or Pound Evolutionary English. Octothorpe, to you.“, Skull and Crossbones as Branding ToolA Taxonomy of Office Chairs – You’ll Never Look at Them the Same Way Again, and still others, here.

See our post “In Protest, the Power of Place by Michael Kimmelman – Place as Place & the Architecture of Social Consciousness” on architecture and urban design.

image: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters,  The New York Times

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