PESO - Mies' Masterpiece
P. J. Alling
webster26 at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 9 14:50:38 EDT 2008
Are we after all, sure that this is Frank. Ann did point out that his
stuff is disturbingly unblurred
David J Brooks wrote:
> Nicely done Frank.
> The alignment is very pleasing.
> You sure it was not Art Van dalay who designed that.
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 8:56 AM, frank theriault
> <knarftheriault at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't often post architectural photos. Perhaps that's because I
>> tend to concentrate on other stuff, or perhaps it's because I mostly
>> suck at it, but today I'm breaking with tradition.
>> This is my favourite group of buildings in Toronto, The
>> Toronto-Dominion Centre, designed by noted modernist Ludwig Mies van
>> der Rohe (his name was just Ludwig Mies; he added the van der Rohe to
>> make it sound better). His buildings dot (among other places) New
>> York (the Seagram Building)) and Chicago (IBM Tower and many others):
>> he virtually defined the "International Style" of architecture.
>> When I was a courier on "stand by" (between calls) I'd lie on my back
>> on a sunny day and watch the changing shadows and reflections on these
>> beautiful buildings. When I was by there the other day, the sun,
>> reflections and shadows looked particularly alluring:
>> Comments welcome.
>> "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." -Henri Cartier-Bresson
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