Evincing probably the most machismo of the macho male Minimalist sculptors, Richard Serra defines the very meaning of power and control -- tackling tonnages of sheets of steel into gentle submission. One does not merely contemplate his 1997-98 "Torqued Ellipses," one is consumed by it, traversing and
The great Modernist composer Benjamin Britten was born in Suffolk in 1913. He studied privately with composer Frank Bridge and later went to school at the Royal College of Music in London. Although he picked up technique effortlessly and gleaned a great deal of knowledge by following the examples of
The mystically inspired Louis Kahn was born in Estonia and raised in the United States. He acquired a thorough grounding in the Beaux-Art school of architecture and worked through the 1920s and 1930s first as a draughtsman and then as a head designer. Kahn infused his buildings with monumentalism, ri
Smithson is best known for his large-scale earthworks -- including "Spiral Jetty" (located in the Great Salt Lake, Utah), "Broken Circle," and "Spiral Hill" (both in a Holland quarry) -- in which he reshapes landscapes in a way that recalls both the forces of nature and ancient archeological sites.