16 juillet 2017

Forge and Lynch Ltd at London Art Week 2017

An Egyptian pottery Jar, circa 2600-2500 B.C., 23 cm. 9 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: J.H.H.Claessen (1926-2006), Netherlands. A Coptic textile fragment depicting a dancer, 4th-5th century A.D, 75 cm. by 25 cm. 29 1⁄2 in by 10 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: Rose Choron (1916-2014) Switzerland, acquired between 1950s-80 Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. is a London and New York based firm of independent art... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2017

Le jardin de La Ballue au beau milieu du bocage breton

Le jardin de La Ballue au beau milieu du bocage breton. Photo Yann Monel
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18 février 2017

A Hellenistic Gold Griffin, circa 3rd-1st Century BCE

A Hellenistic Gold Griffin, circa 3rd-1st Century BCE. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. A suspension ring and a bail were recently attached to make the griffin a wearable pendant. With additions of copper 1.634%, silver 26.84%, zinc 0.055%, nickel (-) 0.044%. Width – 28 mm (1 1/16 in.). Weight – 2.41 grams The hollow gold griffin is made from two die-stamped halves soldered together. The collar and tail are made of applied gold beads. Te lower part of the body is decorated with two granulation clusters. Two ribbed gold... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2016

Tree houses

Three Story Treehouse (British Columbia, Canada). Image credits: imgur.com The Mirror Tree House, part of the Tree Hotel project in the North of Sweden. Designed by Tham & Videgard The Bird’s Nest Tree House (Sweden). Designed by inredningsgruppen.se The HemLoft Treehouse (Whistler, Canada). Image credits: Joel Allen Treehouse in Muskoka (Ontario, Canada). Image credits: imgur.com Minister’s Treehouse by Horace Burgess (Crossville, Tennessee, USA). Image credits: imgur.com Yellow... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Machado Silvetti wraps the Facade of Asian Art Building in Jade

Photograph by Anton Grassl/Esto. SARASOTA, Floridia — When asked for a “monumental entrance” on their redesign for the John and Mable Ringing Museum of Art, the Machado Silvetti firm did not disappoint. Thousands of ceramic tiles form a jade cube around the university-adjacent building. Their contours certainly deserve the term “wrapper,” seldom do we see a facade that looks so delicate and paper-thin. The designers state of the work: “The addition’s façade is composed of deep-green, glazed terra cotta tiles... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2016

R.I.P. Zaha Hadid. Elle était une architecte de génie...

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14 mars 2016

Architectural drawings from the Albertina opens at Tchoban Foundation

Anonymous - Nuremberg, painted facade of the city hall Stark von Roeckendorf, ca. 1530. Image © ALBERTINA, Wien BERLIN.- The latest temporary exhibition in the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin presents masterly architectural drawings from the Albertina’s collection in Vienna. The Albertina is one of the most prominent collections of the world with over one million works covering six centuries of art history, from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. Its world famous Graphic... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

New museum with contemporary art, Imperial Chinese furniture, and Southeast Asian art to open in Berlin

Désiré Feuerle. Photo: Mark G. Peters via The Feuerle Collection. BERLIN.- Spring 2016 sees the opening of The Feuerle Collection in Berlin, a new museum dedicated to Désiré Feuerle’s collection which juxtaposes international contemporary artists with Imperial Chinese furniture and Southeast Asian art. Located in a former Second World War telecommunications bunker that has been renovated by the British architect John Pawson, the museum encourages a conversation between different periods and cultures offering an... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2015

'Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected' opens at RIBA's Architecture Gallery

Lord Burlington, Thomas Jefferson and Inigo Jones. © RIBA Collections. LONDON.- The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio is the only architect who has given his name to a style; one that is still in use around the world after nearly 500 years. From the US Capitol to a 21st century Somerset cowshed Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected introduces Palladio’s design principles and explores how they have been interpreted, copied and re-imagined across time and continents from his death in 1580 right up to... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2015

Paris au Moyen-Âge

Paris au Moyen-Âge - A gauche, le Marché-neuf et ses deux halles © Grez productions. Paris au Moyen-Âge - Au fond, le Louvre - A droite, la pointe de l‘île de la Cité et les habitations des chanoines de la Sainte Chapelle © Grez productions.  Paris au Moyen-Âge - L’hôtel Dieu a été le premier hôpital de Paris. Situé sur l'Ile de la Cité, il a été fondé en 651. © Grez productions.  Paris au Moyen-Âge - Le Pont au Change - qui existe toujours - Et le Pont aux Meuniers devant la tour de... [Lire la suite]