I just finished reading Elizabeth Wilhide’s book Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition. The book serves as a good summary of the works and quirks that would come to define Lutyens’s career as one of Britain’s greatest architects. As I never read a book without marking it up with notes, I have assembled together what I found to be some of the more interesting bits of information for your reading pleasure. Read more
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- Time-Lapse Diagrams of Savannah, Georgia
- As posted on MasterStreetPlan.com, I developed these diagrams for a project I am working on at Historical Concepts to help illustrate how Savannah grew over time. A period of urban development measured in hundreds of years can be glimpsed in just a few 3-second frames. Read more – ‘Time-Lapse Diagrams of Savannah, Georgia’.
- Photographing Jupiter’s Galilean Moons
- This photograph was taken with a Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 18-200mm lens; no tripods or telescopes were involved. While leaning against the side of my house, I took a series of hand-held shots. This one was the steadiest of the group; it must have been shot between heartbeats. Minimal post-processing was done in Photoshop. Galileo […] Read more – ‘Photographing Jupiter’s Galilean Moons’.
- Classicists, Modernists, and Synthesists
- The main inference of Andrés Duany’s Heterodoxia Architectonica is that Classicists and Modernists equally contribute to one, continually evolving strain of Classicism. While I do see the benefits of this claim, at this point my experience and understanding of the subject forces me to disagree. Classicists and Modernists are diametrically opposed to one another and […] Read more – ‘Classicists, Modernists, and Synthesists’.