Category Archives: Architecture

“The Classical Language of Architecture” by John Summerson

Blowhard, Esq. writes: PR recommended this one to me and I found it to be a great little intro to classical building. The book is actually the transcript of six talks that Summerson, an architectural historian, gave on the BBC in … Continue reading

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Now Streaming on Netflix

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, which I wrote about here, is now available on Netflix Instant.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Microsoft’s Bing may be the redheaded stepchild of search engines, but each day they feature a new desktop wallpaper that you can download. Some of them look like stills from Architecture Without Architects, which I wrote about here.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: New Town Hall in Hannover, Germany. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Who Needs Architects?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A few weeks ago, inspired by the book Buildings Without Architects, I put together a number posts about vernacular architecture. That book was no doubt inspired by another, Bernard Rudofsky’s Architecture Without Architects. Have any of you read it? I … Continue reading

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