Friday, July 8, 2011

Baudelaire, Your Shiny Friend

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Google Translate version of a recent Norwegian art review

Josefine Lyche show is working on the basis of crop circles occur in Pewsey, Wiltshire in England for exactly one year ago on 21 June. Three circulars forms of aluminum quote forms from the field in England. With this as a starting point invites Lyche viewer to explore the sacred shapes and patterns through painting, floor work and sculpture. In the monumental painting "Wisdom Luxury Romance" draws Lyche lines to both Matisse and Baudelaire in his poem "L'invitation au voyage ."

From the artist's website, JosefineLyche.com

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From elsewhere—


Related material

From Antichristmas 2002— Aluminum, Your Shiny Friend.

From Sept. 22, 2004— Tribute… in the context of
today's previous entry  and of the conclusion of the story
that later became Childhood's End


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Today in History

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski is 80.
Actor-director Robert Redford is 77.
Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 70.

— The Associated Press

Related material —

Rented Lips 

and Your Shiny Friend.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

In the Details

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM

Connecting the dots with Clarke's Last Tale

"The book is about a young Sri Lankan mathematician
who finds a short proof of Fermat's Last Theorem
while an alien invasion of Earth is in progress."

Wikipedia on Arthur C. Clarke's 2008 novel The Last Theorem

Related material—

The May 7, 2006 link from Thursday morning's The 256 Code
and the Tribute link in last night's Your Shiny Friend.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Thursday September 23, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Aluminum, Your Shiny Friend


Citicorp Center

Vital Statistics:
Location: New York, NY
Completion Date: 1977
Cost: $175 million
Height: 915 feet
Stories: 59
Materials: Steel
Facing Materials: Aluminum,
reflective glass

Citicorp Center
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for larger image.

“From the very beginning, the Citicorp Center (today, the Citigroup Center) in New York City was an engineering challenge. When planning for the skyscraper began in the early 1970s, the northwest corner of the proposed building site was occupied by

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St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church

The church allowed Citicorp to build the skyscraper under one condition: a new church would have to be built on the same corner, with no connection to the Citicorp building and no columns passing through it.

Church and skyscraper

How did the engineers do it? They set the 59-story tower on four massive columns, positioned at the center of each side, rather than at the corners. This design allowed the northwest corner of the building to cantilever 72 feet over the new church.”

Source: PBS, Building BIG.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) is said to be the largest financial services conglomerate in the world. 

For more on the close relationship between churches and banks, see the works of T. S. Eliot and a description of the City of London,

The Square Mile.

For more on Eliot, architecture,  and another Harvard man, use links in the previous entry.

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