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Mies van der Rohe

20 Oct

Modern Architect that only used Steel, Brick, and Glass.

Focused on perfect proportions of space and integration of architecture with nature.

Director of Bauhaus in 1930.  A design and architectural school.

http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/index.php?en

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved to America because of Nazi party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created the IIT campus in the 1940s.  Located at the Green Line stop at Sox and 75th.

http://www.iit.edu/giving/mies/

"Crown Hall"This is Mies van der Rohe with his design for the Crown Hall the center for the new IIT campus.

First campus design since Jefferson

Still used and study today

When it was built it was the largest single enclosure without any supports in the middle.

This is Andy Warhol’s “Clouds”  installation which was up this summer.

The campus is well taken care of and enjoyed by students today.  It is still studied by architectural students.

This is Mies van der Rohe’s signature corner.  It is concave rather than convex.  It creates interesting shadows no matter the time of day.

Chicago Federal Post Office opened in 1973.  Located on Adams and Dearborn.

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Olafur Eliasson

13 Oct

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1993

2001

 

Born in 1967, Denmark

2003

Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues

6 Oct

http://www.youtube.com/v/PfS2p1vFics?fs=1&hl=en_US

You can visit Nina Paley’s website to watch the whole movie for free.  She used the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License, for Sita Sings the Blues, meaning that it is free for anyone watch or use as their own.
“Like all culture, it belongs to you already…
Please distribute, copy, share, archive, and show Sita Sings the Blues. From the shared culture it came, and back into the shared culture it goes.” – from Nina Paley’s website.
Paley found a connection with an old myth from India, and her life.  The myth is about Sita and her Lord Rama and it is paralleled with Nina’s modern life.  An interesting combination of the traditional with the new and beautiful animation.

Daniel Johnston’s “Story of an Artist”

30 Sep