Early Canadian history is often plagued with dull stories that continue to propagate the old narrative that nothing really interesting happens in Canada — the problem is that it is simply untrue. One of those interesting and little-known stories is the Sharon Temple in Sharon, Ontario (formerly Hope, Ontario). Founded in the early 19th C. […]
In grad school, I remember how important Sigfried Giedion’s book Space, Time & Architecture was to a small group of us in the Art History program who found in it a treasure trove of information, even though it was hard to read cover to cover. I recently picked it up again and was quickly reminded […]
Trying to find out the origin of street art can feel like tipping at windmills (I never figured out who posted the Obama/Socialism posters in LA) … but sometimes it works. Today was one of my better days. Behold the story behind this poster that has had an anonymous life on the streets of New […]
* * * * * * I found this on the View on Canadian Art blog. What a jarring contrast: 1960s rational utopianism and 21st century marketing.
There’s nothing like the rage of a starchitect. When London’s Independent newspaper used the “s” term in front of Frank Gehry, the Toronto-born architect went nuts: I don’t know who invented that fucking word ‘starchitect’. In fact a journalist invented it, I think. I am not a ‘star-chitect’, I am an ar-chitect… Yikes, chill dude […]