At the forefront of architectural design since beginning his practice in 1964, Michael Graves can be counted among such architectural heavyweights as Robert Venturi, Frank Gehry, and Charles Gwathmey. Graves' work has diverted the evolution of urban architecture away from Modernist abstraction and to
Little is known about Maurice Blanchot except that he wrote an odd style of fiction. His novels are not really novels, his stories barely stories. His prose is very French in that it can be almost mathematical, yet it simultaneously evokes the most intense feelings of loss, misunderstanding, joy, and
According to Critic JoAnn Cannon, the key to Italo Calvino's renowned final novel, "Mr. Palomar" (1983), lies in several innovative literary ideas outlined in three essays written in the 1950s (and now included in the 1982 collection "Una pietra sopa"). These essays grappled with his contemporaries'
While pursuing his goal to make mass-producible, low-cost, high-quality building available and attractive to all classes, Richard Neutra came to rely on simpler, lighter, more modular means than any of his Modernist contemporaries. His work is distinguished by the way it embraces nature, felicitously