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Juxtaposin’: Boom

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Juxtaposin’: The Erotic David

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve always preferred Donatello’s twink David to Michelangelo’s angry, rough-trade interpretation.

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“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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Plus Ça Change…

Eddie Pensier writes: It would be unfair to suggest that all universities in the Renaissance were sterile, conformist places; they often hosted vigorous discussion and dissent. But verbal sparring matches (“disputations”) could amount to point-scoring contests decided by nimble rhetoric, … Continue reading

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