Archive for the ‘antiquities’ Tag

TERRIFIC THRESHHOLDS   2 comments

causeway into Angkor Thom

Whether or not the ancient Khmer had a word for it,  they certainly knew how to express the power of transitions and threshholds in stone.  Sure wish “liminality” had some of that oomph.

gate into Angkor Thom

nature adds its own drama  in Ta Phrom

doorway in Preah Ko temple

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Somewhere between sculpture and architecture — even landscape   1 comment

They’re sculptures, but you walk through them and experience them the way you experience a building.  I’m talking about the work of Richard Serra, whose  “Junction” and “Cycle” are — what? on view? open? available for hiking, the way gorges carved by time and the elements are?  — at Gagosian Gallery in NY.  

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Posted November 9, 2011 by leeadairlawrence in architecture, Art, sculpture

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