Sir John Vanbrugh approached everything he did with audacity. The fact that he shifted in midlife from literature to architecture is proof enough of this boldness. But the plays were in themselves daring and controversial, while the architecture challenged the norms of the day. Clearly, it was not
Peter Blake creates collages that are undoubtedly odd but never jarring or disruptive. His taste for cut-and-paste techniques does not, like most dada art, culminate in black humor; Blake is nothing if not light. He opposes nothing and negates nothing but instead basks in the icons of popular culture
"In order to educate man to a new longing," Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko once wrote, "everyday objects must be shown to him with totally unexpected perspectives and in unexpected situations." Fifty years later, in the late '70s, Neville Brody adopted this as his mantra and launched a full-scal
Even if you don't actually read books, chances are you like displaying them. It may be a pretentious front for your insecure intellect or that you simply like the color and texture they add to your home, but in either case, books can make a room sing.
Excited by the visual effect of a book collec