Pacteau, Francette, 2013, Book Section, Seeing Through In: On Perfection: An Artists’ Symposium. Intellect Ltd. ISBN 9781841507101
|Abstract or Description:||
Pacteau’s essay 'Seeing through' was developed from a paper she gave at the two-day international symposium 'On Perfection' at the Whitechapel Gallery in February 2012. The text focuses on the Farnsworth House, designed and built between 1945 and 1951 by German-born architect Mies van der Rohe. Often described as 'exquisitely simple and beautiful', it is commonly considered, in the words of the architect Peter Blake, 'as an abstract statement about structure, skin, and space [that] was meant to be, and succeeded in being, a clear and somewhat abstract expression of an architectural ideal – the ultimate in skin-and-bones architecture'. This small steel and glass house was built as a weekend retreat, on the outskirts of Chicago, for Edith Farnsworth, a single professional woman.
|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography|
|School or Centre:||School of Fine Art|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2013 11:54|
|Last Modified:||15 Dec 2016 22:22|
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