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Highly Stylised

The point in rococo decoration where representation blurs into abstraction: a detail of the staircase decoration at 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. The house was begun in 1765 for Richard Chapel Whaley possibly to designs by Robert West, best known today as a stuccadore although he was also a master builder and merchant. 21 more words

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"Repairing the Washington Monument"

Today at the District Architecture Center,  Constance Lai,AIA,NCARB,LEED Ap BD+C, who is the Historic Preservation Manager of Grunley Construction, gave an excellent presentation on the repair of the earthquake damage suffered by the Washington Monument.   22 more words

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The hammer-and-sickle kitchen-factory in Samara (1931)

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Ekaterina Maximova’s 1931 fabrika-kukhnia on Maslennikov in Samara is a constructivist wonder in the shape of a hammer and sickle. Soviet “factory kitchens” were intended to provide proper nutrition to workers and liberate women from domestic slavery (i.e. 584 more words

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Mapping the Past


Since last Monday’s post about Carstown, County Louth excited some interest (see: A Lamentable Waste, January 26th), readers might like to know that ownership of this house and its history have been better chronicled over the past few centuries than is the case for many other such places. 186 more words

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Lion Keystone

Russell Senate Office Building(2nd photo),1903-1908 by the New York firm Carrere & Hastings.  The firm also designed the New York Public Library(3rd photo), the Jefferson Hotel(4th photo) in Richmond,and Cosmos Club (1st photo),Mass.Ave.Washington,DC..

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Lion Keystone

Russell Senate Office Building(2nd photo),1903-1908 by the New York firm Carrere & Hastings.  The firm also designed the New York Public Library(3rd photo), the Jefferson Hotel(4th photo) in Richmond,and Cosmos Club (1st photo),Mass.Ave.Washington,DC..

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A Lamentable Waste


For a variety of reasons, some of which have been discussed here before, Ireland possesses a disproportionately small number of domestic dwellings from the 16th and 17th centuries. 1,247 more words

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