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From one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Ralph Lauren presents his 50th Anniversary Show—a multi-brand, multi-generational celebration of the World of Ralph Lauren and the next chapter of iconic American style. #RL50 #RalphLauren
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A new exhibit at The Skyscraper Museum in New York City traces the evolution of the city’s skyline from the 19th century to the present day and into plans for the future. With a mix of archival photography, interactive graphics, models, and drawings, the exhibit breaks down the skyline’s history into distinct eras
Roberto Capucci (b. 1930) is an Italian fashion designer. Or maybe he’s a sculptor. It’s difficult to be sure. Capucci’s sculpture dresses […]
dailyartmagazine.com: Is It Fashion, or Is It Art? Roberto Capucci’s Sculpture Dresses
From 1972 to 1984, Best Products collaborated with the design firm SITE to transform many of its stores into stunning and bizarre works of art. These special showrooms, as they were called, generated fanfare, admiration, and controversy across the United States.
They were hotly debated in architecture circles, and ultimately became textbook examples of of postmodern architecture—playful and critical, providing mass appeal while challenging assumptions about how “serious” art should look, and where it should be found.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and Best Products is having a sale.
Read and see more Best Products and SITE collaborations on atlasobscura.com
atlasobscura.com: The Abandoned, Apocalyptic Architecture of One Bold 1970s Retail Chain
Mid-century modern is a period in design history that describes the post-World War II period of exuberant, sleek, elegant and functional style.
thoughtco.com: Are You Familiar With Mid-century Modern Design?
The dress is more of an artists’ statement than a frock, crafted out of more than 70 nation flags from around the world. Each one represents a country that has anti LGBTQ legislation on the books.
Pride may be known for amazing outfits, but it is hard to top the ever …
Also see: Amsterdam Rainbow Dress Foundation
Upcoming show featuring works by Thierry Mugler at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, 1380 Sherbrooke W Street Feb 1st – Oct 1st 2019
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- The Pantheon is the best-preserved ancient Roman building in Rome, largely because the Pantheon was turned into a church, it was kept remarkably well-preserved. In fact, you can still experience the building much as the ancient Romans would have.
- The Oculus which is the opening of the dome and the source of light for the Pantheon is 8.8 metres in diameter.
- The rotunda of the Pantheon is a perfect hemisphere which measures 43.2 m
in diameter which is exactly the maximum height of the dome.
- The bronze decoration of the Pantheon has been gradually stripped away
over the centuries for use elsewhere. In 1631 Pope Urban VIII Barberini
famously and controversially stripped the bronze from the inside of the
portico to make cannons for Castel Sant’ Angelo giving rise to the
saying “quod non fecerunt barbari, fecerunt Barberini” (what the
barbarians didn’t do, the barberini did).
- The tombs of the first two kings of the unified Kingdom of Italy,
Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I can both be found in the Pantheon,
along with the tomb of Umberto’s wife, Queen Margherita (yes, the pizza queen)
- The inscription indicates that the Pantheon was built by Marcus Agrippa
at the time of his third consulate (27 BC). However, Agrippa’s original
Pantheon burned down in 80 AD and was followed by another two later
versions which were also destroyed. The present structure was in fact
built during the reign of Emperor Hadrian and dates from between 119-128
- It took the ancient Roman’s 4-5 years to build the walls of the Rotunda and another 4-5 years to build the dome itself.
It sometimes seems like technology is at odds with the art world — a tension between brain and heart. But plenty of artists, from Da Vinci to Cory Arcangel, have proved that’s not true, and continue to prove it as technology evolves. In Technographica, we explore how contemporary artists are using technology in unusual and unexpected ways.
Project Reefstone takes an even simpler approach. It’s composed of many wavy panels of light fabric that have been laser cut to different sizes to represent the global land-ocean temperature index data collected by NASA over the past 40 years.