I created my museum out of love for the beauty of these splendid, intelligent, inspired creatures, none of whose deaths I caused. My profound knowledge of the natural taxonomy of their graceful identities, as soon to be extinct living artwork of the Lord, leaves me in contempt of those who would approach my temple to the Ark with anything less than faith in me and my severe judgment upon them all.
The beauty of the book is that it has not changed its form. It remains as Gutenberg designed it, leaves bound between covers, handy enough to be held in our arms. A book comes alive when it is opened, and it is here that the magic and mystery begin, as we turn the page and discover a new world held together by concept, content, and the quality of production itself. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to speak with Gerhard Steidl about his life’s work, as a single force who continues to honor the art of book making through his exquisite publishing programme.
An architect who graduated from MIT in 1952, John R. Myer was awarded a Fullbright scholarship to study in Italy. While there he worked with Gino Valle at Studio Valle in Udine. Valle is widely recognized for his public buildings and the flap display Cifra 3 clock, considered a masterpiece of industrial design. Returning […]
Since it first opened in 2005 in accordance with its sister show Art Basel, Design Miami has become my favorite design fair, where I visit every first week of December almost religiously. It is Design Miami that showcases the most intriguing directions and materials in design, juxtaposes the vintage and the contemporary and […]
Dappled by sunlight filtering through sycamores and cypress, a circuitous road in the hills of Los Feliz near Hollywood suddenly reveals the 1922 Taggart House, dominating a corner covered with succulents and wildflowers. Sprawling over hills near Griffith Observatory, the Los Feliz neighborhood is considered congenial, yet because of the topography, intensely private, appealing […]
The philanthropist and art collector George R. Kravis II has recently made his ambitious collection of modern industrial design a promised gift to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Oklahoma.
Tadao Ando is widely considered one of the greatest architects of our time, and has executed numerous major projects around the world, from religious temples to notable residences. He won the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest recognition, for 1995. Olu Oguibe: Mr. Ando, I would like us to begin with the elements: fire, water, air. What […]
This world is the only reality available to us, and if we do not love it in all its terrors, we are sure to end up loving the “imaginary, our own dreams and self deceits, the utopias of politicians, or the futile promises of future reward and consolation which the misled blasphemously call “religion”, Simone Veil.
Q:After growing up in Vienna, Austria, living in Hong Kong and now in New York, how have the different mentalities and cultures affected your ongoing career as a designer? Selling is more important here in New York than it is in Europe, (but less than in Hong Kong). I had clients in Europe whose principal […]