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stirring the olmec pot

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J. ) The Eagle, The Jaguar, and The Serpent: Indian Art of the Americas Alfred A. Knopf, 1954 Illustration: Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) Covarrubias came out of the blocks running, so … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE ART & IDEAS as a PRODUCT

”Innovate as a last resort” was a famous quote from Charles Eames, and considering the knack of innovation of Charles( 1907-78) and wife Ray Eames ( 1912-88), seems almost counter intuitive and against the grain of their virtuosity.To them, everyday … Continue reading

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ATTRACTIVE BUT INCOMPATIBLE

When Disney‘s Mary Blair was working to design ”Its a Small World” for the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York, she was up to date and well aware with the art and design trends of the era, and was able … Continue reading

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SYMPATHETIC TO THE AESTHETIC OF EXCESS

We are creatures of clutter in an age of clutter. Clutter is what happens to things when they become useless but friendly. The world is a thingdom. The history of civilization is a history of things, both for survival and … Continue reading

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