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Learning by Seeing – Architecture

Reviewing works of contemporary architecture photographed fifty years ago raises an important question: What is the meaning of these works for the reinvention of the post-pandemic 2020s? I see a parallel between our time and the 1960s. It was a tumultuous decade: the protests against the Vietnam war became global, the women’s liberation movement entered …

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Crossing Borderlines: Architecture and Sideways

In 1508, Michelangelo, then 33 years old, was called to Rome by Pope Julius II, who commissioned him to paint the Sistine Chapel. “I am a sculptor, not a painter,” said Michelangelo. “You will paint it,” said the Pope, “or else.” What started with the Pope’s idea of painting the twelve apostles became a project …

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