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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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I have been thinking alot about the rhythm of facades of buildings.  Typically a commercial building has some rhythm of openings, windows and/or doors, that trace across its surface.  This can be as simple as the modules of a curtain wall system or a structural system expressing itself on the outside of a building.  This […]

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It’s been over twenty years since I was in Venice.  That sounds inconceivable to me as that wonderful and awful city sits in such a dominant and insistent place in my memory.  I haven’t visited except in the dozens of drawings in now faded sketchbooks and hundreds of film negatives tucked safely away. Of the […]

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in honor of James Joyce, and Mr. Bloom’s tumultuous travels around the city in a day

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John Singer Sargent’s paintings in Venice, Italy

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sketch along the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, by Mark Gerwing

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