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"At Melville's Tomb" Hart Crane 1926

“Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge/ the dice of drowned men’s bones he saw bequeath/ an embassy.”

“Compass, quadrant and sextant contrive/ no farther tides… High in the azure steeps/ monody shall not wake the mariner./ This fabulous shadow only the sea keeps.”


The "Borrowed Landscape" and other Japanese Elements

Russel Wright’s home was a project stretched out over time with many influences, but the Japanese aspects stand out. An extensive review of Wright’s exposure to Japanese designs is needed, but I will briefly review a few key points here. 924 more words

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A Broader View of the Kitchen

There are a number of ways that the floor plan at Manitoga could have been arranged. Each room could have been in a separate building or all the bedrooms could have been in one building are some possibilities. 1,428 more words

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A Key Element of the Living Room, the Sofa

After considering the living room at Manitoga using Jean Baudrillard’s, The System of Objects, there are several elements that I now see in new ways. One of these is the built-in sofa. 844 more words

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