Art & Architecture

New! Architecture and Democracy by Claude Fayette Bragdon

This book can lay no claim to unity of theme, since its subjects range from skyscrapers to symbols and soul states; but the author claims for it nevertheless a unity of point of view, and one (correct or not) so comprehensive as to include in one synthesis every subject dealt with. For according to that point of view, a skyscraper is only a symbol--and of what? A condition of consciousness, that is, a state of the soul. Democracy even, we are beginning to discover, is a condition of consciousness too.


New! The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition by Louis Christian Mullgardt

nternational Expositions are independent kingdoms in their corporate relation with other countries of the world. They are phantom kingdoms wherein the people do everything but sleep. They germinate and grow with phenomenal energy. Their existence is established without conquest and their magic growth is similar to the mushroom and the moonflower; they vanish like setting suns in their own radiance. Thousands of neophytes of every race, creed and color come with willing hearts and hands to do homage and bear manna to nourish the sinews of a phantom kingdom.


New! The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini

AMONG the vast number of men who have thought fit to write down the history of their own lives, three or four have achieved masterpieces which stand out preeminently: Saint Augustine in his “Confessions,” Samuel Pepys in his “Diary,” Rousseau in his “Confessions.” It is among these extraordinary documents, and unsurpassed by any of them, that the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini takes its place


Blake Archive

"A free site on the World Wide Web since 1996, the Blake Archive was conceived as an international public resource that would provide unified access to major works of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely dispersed, and more and more often severely restricted as a result of their value, rarity, and extreme fragility.

A growing number of contributors, currently eight American and British institutions and a major private collector, have given the Archive permission to include thousands of Blake's images and texts without fees. At this writing the Archive contains fully searchable and scalable electronic editions of 27 copies of 16 of Blake's 19

illuminated works in the context of full, up-to-date bibliographic information about each image, scrupulous "diplomatic" transcriptions of all texts, detailed descriptions of all images, and extensive bibliographies."


Vatican Museums

"The Vatican Museums are one of the most famous and renowned cultural institutions of the Holy See. They are known everywhere because of the masterpieces which the Roman Pontiffs have commissioned, collected and preserved during the ages. Together with the immense heritage of movable works of art, sculptures and paintings, which are displayed in the galleries, the itineraries of the Vatican Museums include the most important and artistically significant rooms of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, such as the 'Cappella Niccolina' with paintings by Beato Angelico, the 'Appartamento Borgia' with decorations by Pinturicchio, the 'Stanze' painted by Raphael and, of course, the Sistine Chapel with frescoes by Michelangelo as well as the most important 15th century masters from Umbria and Tuscany."


The Huntington Archive



    "The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist  and Related Art contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and  black and white and color photographs of art and architecture  throughout Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India,  Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand,  Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), China, and Japan. Works range from approximately 2500 B.C.E. to the present, and documentation includes  contemporary religious activities in various parts of Asia. The  Archive documents the art and architecture of these countries in situ,  as well as works of art found in most major Asian, European, and   American museums. This broad, yet detailed, collection contains  predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works."


          Prof. Fritz Bornemann



Hume, David

Goodman, Nelson

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

Gadamer, Hans-Georg

Japanese Philosophy


Wittgenstein, Ludwig

Creating the new Bodleian gargoyles (video)

        University of Oxford (See Universities)

Knowledge Creation & Knowledge Architecture

Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology Newsletter


  1. Disclosing the Depths of Heidegger’s Topology: A Response to Relph by Jeff Malpas

       Malpas response to Relph

  2. Christopher Alexander´s Theory of Wholeness

       EDRA Conference Intensive, Veracruz, Mexico, 28 May 2008, by Robert Walsh

           Walsh is a licensed architect in California; a design instructor at Lawrence Technical University in Southfield, Michigan; and a doctoral student at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Over 16 years beginning in 1988, he studied and worked with architect Christopher Alexander on an intermittent basis, first carpentering on an Alexander-designed house; then earning a masters degree from Berkeley in 1992; and, last, working as an architect in Alexander’s office.

  3. The nature of order

      Empirical Findings from The Nature of Order, by Christopher Alexander

          Architect, scientist, and writer Christopher Alexander is one of the most remarkable thinkers and makers of our time. His many books include A Pattern Language (1977), The Timeless Way of Building (1979), and A Foreshadowing of Twenty-First Century Art: The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets (1993). This essay is his recent effort to distill the major discoveries in his masterful four-volume The Nature of Order (2002-2005), published by the Center for Environmental Structure in Berkeley, CA.

  4. Memories in Site: Toward a Renewed Understanding of Starbucks, by Dylan Trigg

          Trigg is a research student at the University of Sussex. He is interested in marginal spaces such as a hotel lobbies, airports and supermarkets. He has also written on the aesthetics of decay and modern ruins. His current research explores the idea of the built environment as a testimony to events of past destruction. His essay here is part of a broader work that examines the role that homogenous ‘sites’ play in contributing to a memory-based theory of personal identity. © 2006 Dylan Trigg.

  5. Seeing Familiar Things in New Ways, by Margaret Boschetti

      Until her retirement in 2002, Boschetti was Associate Editor of EAP and an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She now lives in her native state of Arkansas.

   A History of British Architecture





    Christopher Wren



Architecture in Arizona


      Frank Lloyd Wright, 1869-1959




      Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (1869-1958)


                                     Watch Tower


     Paolo Soleri





     Mario Botta



                        Wellness centre – Berg Oase
                                Arosa , Switzerland


Rascacielos de EE.UU.

     Un horizonte de rascacielos en 100 ciudades estadounidenses.

Phenomenology, Place, Environment and Architecture

    Environmental & Architectural  Phenomenology  Newsletter

        David Seamon, Editor, Environmental & Architectural  Phenomenology Newsletter


This review article introduces the reader to the nature of phenomenology and reviews phenomenological research dealing with environmental and architectural concerns. An extensive list of  references is provided at the end of the article. A much-abbreviated version of this review appears as “A Way of Seeing People and Place: Phenomenology in Environment-Behavior Research,” published in S. Wapner, J. Demick,T. Yamamoto, and H Minami (Eds.), Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research (pp. 157-78).  New York: Plenum, 2000.


This review examines the phenomenological approach as it might be used to explore environmental and architectural issues. After discussing the nature of phenomenology in broad terms, the review presents two major assumptions of the phenomenological approach--(1) that people and environment compose an indivisible whole; (2) that phenomenological method can be described in terms of a "radical empiricism."The review then considers three specific phenomenological methods: (1) first-person phenomenological research; (2) existential-phenomenological research; and (3) hermeneutical-henomenological research. Next, the article discusses trustworthiness and reliability as they can be understood phenomenologically. Finally, the review considers the value of phenomenology for environmental design.

Fondazione Trevi Flash Art Museum

    Corvino+Multari  Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea Napoli

   Contaminazioni: architettura + arte

Gia' allestita, su invito della Fondazione Trevi Flash Art Museum, nell'ambito della biennale diffusa di architettura contemporanea dal titolo: -Atrraversamenti Umbria -05", la mostra e' l'insieme di schizzi, modelli e foto in bianco e nero dei lavori di corvino+multari condivisi con artisti contemporanei.

Manet, Cezanne, and Picasso and  works by Cather, Joyce, and Faulkner


        In the wings , musing on music & performance, by Heather Heise

Vincent van Gogh



The Art Market in 2008

    Dec 22nd 2007, From



                Storia (in Italian)


Bert Christensen´s CyberSpace Gallery



        (Click Here for a Tour)


Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi

     Giotto (Ambrogio Bondone, detto) 1267 - 1337

     Giotto has become the symbol of a profound renewal in the history of Western figurative arts, and of the first radical renewal since ancient Greece.
"He converted the art of painting from Greek to Latin and brought in the modern era" - this is Cennino Cennini's synthesis fifty years after Giotto's death, underscoring the revolutionary character of Giotto's painting.

       Duomo of Florence

Assisi, Basilica di San Francesco

  Assisi, Upper Basilica - Basilica Superiore

Padova, Cappella degli Scrovegni

   Padova, The Scrovegni Chapel - La Cappella degli Scrovegni

Firenze, Basilica di Santa Croce

   Basilica di Santa Croce

Cappella Sistina

    Sistine Chapel

    Wall paintings


    Last Judgement

    Master plan of the Chapel


 Environmental & Architectural

   Phenomenology  Newsletter

         “On the Hither Side of Depth”: An Architectural Pedagogy of Engagement, by Rachel McCann (2005)


Rodney Teague

   Intimate Immensity in the Preschool Playroom: A Topo-analysis of Children’s Play, Rodney Teague

        [...] Bachelard’s conception of space is very different from the way people typically think of space. He interrogates space not as mathematical, geometric, scientific, infinite or empty, but rather as imaginal and poetic. He describes his method as a “recourse to the phenomenology of the imagination... understood as a study of the phenomenon of the poetic image when it emerges into the consciousness as a direct product of the heart, soul and being of [the person]” [...]


Inside and Outside in Wright's Fallingwater and Aalto's Villa Mairea, by Enku Mulugeta Assefa (spring 2003)

The philosopher Karsten Harries writes that a key task of architecture is “interpreting the world as a meaningful order in which the individual can find his place in the midst of nature and in the midst of a community” (Harries 1993, p. 51). Harries argues that, too often, buildings don’t respond to the needs of human dwelling because they are made arbitrarily instead of being let to arise out of the real-world requirements of particular people, places and landscapes.


The Renaissance Man

   Leon Battista Alberti and the Arts in Florence between Reason and Beauty

   (In Italian:


Karsten Harries' Natural Symbols and Frank Lloyd Wright's Natural Houses, by Yuan Lin (1991)

   Wright, like Harries, also refers to architecture as an expression and interpretation of the essence of human life.  Wright always sought to find the inher­ent reality of a certain structure, and this reality is what he called a natural law.  Wright believed that both the starting point as well as the end of this natural law is nature.  In regard to house design, for example, he says that a dwelling should express





British Institute


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 Verá entonces lo que es aprender inglés



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Curso completo para aprender a interpretar textos escritos en Inglés en el que se dan cita más de 600 oraciones que cubren todas las

posibilidades de uso de estructuras, verbos y demás. Incluye un diccionario al que se accede por hipertexto, y Tests.