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The noble houses of eighteenth-century England… …The great age of building came to France in the sixteenth century, the time when many of the fabulous chateaux of the Loire were built, creating a tradition of palatial architecture which, modified and … Continue reading
Who will be the lamb and who will be the knife? Prince William, when and if he becomes king, will be the first Stuart king since James I, son of Mary Queen of Scots, in over 400 years. Secret potions, … Continue reading
All the king’s men and women. Indeterminancy and inevitability, fortuity and fate.Sacred geometry and secret recipes. The chance of being king. Or is it chance? The chance of being king is charged with multiple and contradictory associations among of which … Continue reading
“Besides foreshadowing Warhol, Rubens amounted to the Walt Disney of his day—a hardworking industrialist of standardized pleasures. He not only ran his studio as a virtual assembly line; he oversaw the mass production of prints, based on his paintings, and … Continue reading
You can build it. We can help. Lets build something together.So the slogans go. The eighteenth-century quest for the shudders went well beyond the craving for ”horrid” novels and took the form of horrid architecture that seemed to be permeated … Continue reading