PAPER ARCHITECTURE

Architecture generally involves creating monuments to permanence from . . .  transient materials like paper tubes and plastic beer crates. The Japanese Pavilion for Expo 2000, held in Hannover, Germany, was a grid structure made ​​of recyclable paper tubes resulting...

THE DELIGHTS OF DESIGN: 17th CENTURY ENGLAND

Cromwell was not a hero, but he is known for his religious fanaticism and his influence that changed England from industrial and artistic growth to stagnation. Charles I, the King and Cromwell’s adversary, was tried and executed in 1649. The English civil war...

ROMANCING A CASTLE

Romancing a castle, or is it romance in a castle? We are fascinated with the idea of a castle. Kids create sand castles, sculptors carve ice castles and street artists paint 3-D images of castles onto sidewalks. Castles were built for the Crusaders as...

23 SKIDOO

Twenty-three skidoo was a happening at a triangular site where Broadway and Fifth Avenue meet. The juxtaposition of the streets and a nearby park caused a wind-tunnel effect   In the early twentieth century, men would hang out on the corner of Twenty-third Street and...

AMERICA’S OLDEST CITY

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the nation, so I have been told. America is not that old anyway. What, maybe six centuries? That’s six hundred plus years. America is still a baby. Certainly not as old as the Middle East, or Europe or Asia. It was a fun place...

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