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The Rise of the Private Art “Museum”

From the New Yorker, an interesting look at a number of private art museums in Europe. In the face of the inability of public galleries to compete with private buyers in a market dominated by auction houses and the consolidation of art as commodity it’s no small surprise to see an escalation in the number of private art museums, including our own MONA. 40 more words

Art

St. Florian's WWII memorial

It did not take long for the national World War II Memorial in Washington, designed by Rhode Island architect Friedrich St. Florian, to embed itself as a sacred place in America’s consciousness. 833 more words

Architecture

~Lost "Walking Horses" Of Nazi Germany Found! Josef Thorak~

I just found out about these two sculptures that have been missing for 26 years and were just found on the 21 of May 2015! 475 more words

Artists

Friday Foto: Hitler's Long-Lost Bronze Horses are Found

(NEWSER) – Two life-size bronze horses commissioned to stand outside Adolf Hitler’s chancellery disappeared from their last known location in Germany in 1989. Some 25 years later, the masterpieces have been discovered in an illegal art bust, … 470 more words

Horses

Speer's Berlin described

Here is another passage from Fatherland, a novel whose plot unfolds almost two decades after Germany has won World War II in 1946. The Fatherland stretches east of Moscow; most of Western Europe that is not part of the new Germany is part of a German-led co-prosperity sphere. 710 more words

Architecture

The Abandoned Building on the Island of Rügen

Normally the Files would not be focusing on abandoned relicts in Germany, for it is not in the domain. There are enough websites that focus on this topic, regardless of where. 730 more words

25 Years Of Germany

Architecture Appreciation at SingaPlural 2015, 99 Beach Road

Popped into 99 Beach Road, where SingaPlural 2015 was being held, for a session on Architecture appreciation.

The speaker gave the same pointers about appreciating buildings as… 430 more words

Buildings