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I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended suburban Mayme S.  Waggener High School.  I have written previous posts about Hyper-Attenuated Building Syndrome, and it only recently occurred to me that this building is in fact a prime example.  Its plan proportions are something like 12:1 – a long, lean, learning machine. What I remember […]

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Over the recent Thanksgiving holiday break I took a roadtrip from Colorado to my native Kentucky.  This is the vast Flyover land of the center of the United States.  It is roughly the former vast inland sea from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachian Mountains.  It is certainly the least densely populated one third to […]

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Many years ago I lived in Venice for a time.  I was an enthusiastic architecture student from the rolling hills of central Kentucky and my arrival in Venice still resonates with me.  Not so much the first impression or even the first day or two, but that growing feeling of unease and intrigue upon slowly […]

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some thoughts on what makes a creative environment, on fearlessness and safety

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I have always been fascinated by this strange, enigmatic image shot just inside the mouth of a limestone quarry in central Kentucky. the almost surreal doubling of the images in the still water and the two object groups, one in shadow, one in the light, are as close to the everyday oddness of the photos […]

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a composite photograph of buildings along Louisville’s Main Street showing the old cast iron fronts and uniformity of windows and materials usage and a discussion of the architecture of river cities

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the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lexington, Kentucky optician and experimental photographer of the 1960′s and 70′s.

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the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Lexington, Kentucky optician and experimental photographer of the 1960′s and 70′s.

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