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On a truly grand scale

Sometimes a single photograph simply doesn’t convey the sheer scale and drama of a building. Last month I was staying in Milan and took the opportunity to visit the magnificent Italian Gothic cathedral – the Duomo di Milano. 282 more words

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Everything she wants to say: Some paintings by Helen Lundeberg.

“My paintings and drawings say everything I want to say,” artist Helen Lundeberg once famously said. I’ve got a lot of thoughts about why her minimalist work is so visually appealing, but since she since she was a lady of few words, I’ll keep my commentary short, too. 97 more words


David Adler (1882-1949), Chicago Architect. (20 photographs).

By John P. Walsh

David Adler (January 3, 1882 – September 27, 1949) was an American architect who made major contributions in domestic architecture for mostly affluent clients in and around Chicago. 1,195 more words

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The trifron, or more precisely, vultus trifrons is a visual representation of three faces in one, so that these three faces share four eyes. The meaning of this representation is mostly unclear – in most cases it is an artistic play. 66 more words


November Events

November is a great time to head out to local bookstores and other venues and meet our authors.

Readers in Durham, Montreal, and Atlanta can all catch poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs this month. 307 more words

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Week in Review - 23 October

Madame Elisabeth de France – 1782
Oil on Canvas, 71 x 54 cm, Versailles

I was greatly saddened last week to hear of the passing of Mary D. 333 more words

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