In July of 1883, an average middle-class Jewish family in an average suburb of Prague (then in Austria) ushered into the average world a new creature: Franz Kafka. He would never forgive them for this unnatural act of torture.
Franz kept his neurosis quietly to himself throughout his childhood, r
"My characters are not violent or vile. They're everyday people. They have some money, but find themselves discontented with their own loneliness, their own mortality, the sameness of life." Championing a gritty, unencumbered approach to filmmaking, John Cassavetes directed his art toward a new front
Newton is best known for his sexually and psychologically ambiguous mise-en-scenes, which stretched the boundaries of European fashion photography in the mid 1970s. The "divine decadence" of pre-war Berlin permeates much of his work, from setting to props, from technique to psychological feel. Newton
Peter Eisenman was the leader of a loosely knit group of New York architects, called the New York Five (John Hejduk, Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, and Richard Meier rounded out the five), who made an effort to introduce a theory and artistry of architecture as rigorous as that of the European ava