Le Corbusier, primarily known for his contribution to modern design and urban planning of the late 19th and early 20th century, is currently MoMA’s feature architect in the recent special exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscape on view June 15 through September 23, 2013. While the exhibition focuses on Corbusier’s reputation as architectural mastermind through a conglomeration of trace paper sketches, detailed eighth-inch orthogonal drawings, site plans, and white-stained process models all hung salon style, MoMA opted to display a lesser known Le Corbusier as artist, interior designer, and photographer.
1) a person who designs buildings
2) a person who designs and guides a plan, project, etc.
[ORIGIN: Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek architektōn master builder, from archi- + tektōn builder, carpenter; first known use in 1563]
1) to teach (a person or group of people) to behave in a way that you think is more polite and gentle
2) to make (something) more gentle, fair, reasonable, etc.
3) to cause (a group of people) to have a more highly organized and modern way of living
[First known use 1601]
The 42-hour lecture series with Buckminster Fuller covers "his decades-long project of developing and furthering his worldview — an elaborate humanitarian framework involving resource conservation, applied geometry, and neologisms like “tensegrity,” “ephemeralization,” and “omni-interaccommodative” — the man wrote over 30 books, registered 28 United States patents, and kept a diary documenting his every fifteen minutes." The lectures are available for download online here.
First introduction to Richard E. Cytowic, M.D. and David M. Eagleman, Ph.D. Oliver Sacks writes "No one has done more than Richard Cytowic and David Eagleman to bring a careful neuroscientific attention to synesthesia, grounded in decades of research and reports from thousands of patients..." So far this is an easy, interesting, brilliant read. I'm impressed by the attention to detail, level of interest and care with each case. Fascinating stories and easily relatable.
1) a branch (as neurophysiology) of the life sciences that deals with anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially with their relation to behavior and learning
[First known use 1963]
This is my timeline of thought; a compilation of reminders, questions, inspiration and current events all which affect my creative energy. This blog intends to help strengthen my creative process and reassure my artistic self of a consistency in thought and familiar topics. [Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary]