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Urban words. Or pictures. Sometimes both.

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dcpubliclibrary:

Building throwback:  The Tenley branch of DC Public Library pre-1960 and the award-winning Tenley-Friendship Library building today.

Archival image from DC Public Library, Special Collections, Historic Image Collection.  Photo of new building from architects The Frelon Group.


the-gasoline-station:

House Movers, San Francisco

by Dave Glass

(via nextcityorg)


Aug 26

museumuesum:

Dave Glass

House Movers, San Francisco

(via sociology-of-space)


Aug 9
hyperallergic:

(via The Many Lives of Degenerate Art)
It’s not often that a museum gets to directly respond to front-page, bolded-headline media coverage with an exhibition that both nourishes the public’s curiosity about the reported phenomenon and expands the perception of it as well. Deliberately or otherwise, Neue Galerie couldn’t have timed it better. The Manhattan-based museum of German and Austrian art is currently hosting Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937, the first US exhibition dedicated to the topic of “degenerate art” since a 1991 show at LACMA.
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hyperallergic:

(via The Many Lives of Degenerate Art)

It’s not often that a museum gets to directly respond to front-page, bolded-headline media coverage with an exhibition that both nourishes the public’s curiosity about the reported phenomenon and expands the perception of it as well. Deliberately or otherwise, Neue Galerie couldn’t have timed it better. The Manhattan-based museum of German and Austrian art is currently hosting Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937, the first US exhibition dedicated to the topic of “degenerate art” since a 1991 show at LACMA.

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facetsofcrystal:

Photographs taken inside musical instruments making them look like large and spacious rooms.

in which a family of tiny people live in an old violin, forgotten at the back of the instrument shop.

(via schemingreader)


Aug 8
hyperallergic:

(via Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Increasingly Reliant on Fee-Generating Loans)
oston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has significantly expanded its practice of lending out marquee artworks in its collection for profit, according to the Boston Globe. The paper reported that a number of masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, including Claude Monet’s “Grainstack (Sunset)” (1891), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Dance at Bougival” (1883), and Vincent van Gogh’s “Postman Joseph Roulin” (1888), are spending more and more time on the road.
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hyperallergic:

(via Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Increasingly Reliant on Fee-Generating Loans)

oston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has significantly expanded its practice of lending out marquee artworks in its collection for profit, according to the Boston Globe. The paper reported that a number of masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, including Claude Monet’s “Grainstack (Sunset)” (1891), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Dance at Bougival” (1883), and Vincent van Gogh’s “Postman Joseph Roulin” (1888), are spending more and more time on the road.

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fuckyeahbrutalism:

Mummers Theater (now Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1970, Demolished 2014
(John M. Johansen)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Mummers Theater (now Stage Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1970, Demolished 2014

(John M. Johansen)


Le Corbusier

Rare images of Corbu in color on display at Maison La Roche in Paris until December 15th. Originally shot for the 1954 magazine Paris Match.

(via 99percentinvisible)


Aug 5

thisbigcity:

Walk Your City is awesome, easy, and intuitive. Here’s a video of the DIY wayfinding system going up in a small town in West Virginia.  


secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life

(via sociology-of-space)


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