Tag Archives: Architecture

1908: Dream of New York

Harry M. Pettit: Illustration for Moses King’s guidebook Views of New York (1908)

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1928: Holiday in Bangkok

    Map, frontispiece, and cover of the Royal State Railways’s Guide to Bangkok with Notes on Siam (1928); the frontispiece shows Wat Arun at night.  

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1867: Historical Monument of the American Republic

Erastus Salisbury Field: Historical Monument of the American Republic (c. 1867)

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1784: Cenotaph

Etienne-Louis Boullée: Cénotaphe de Newton (1784); for his proposal for a cenotaph for Isaac Newton, Boullée envisioned a 500-foot tall sphere encircled by plateaus containing hundreds of cypress trees. (source)

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1912: Monument

John Russell Pope: Competition Proposal for Lincoln Monument (1912); Pope’s firm designed the National Archives and Records Administration building (1935), the Jefferson Memorial (1943) and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (1941).

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2015: Rebuild

Theaster Gates’s transformation of an abandoned bank in Chicago. “Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven.” … Continue reading

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1927: City of the Future

Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev: City of the Future (1927)

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