Culture Etc

 

Etc.

  • Esto Gallery: Esto Editions at the BSA

    An exhibition in the BSA Space, a public gallery at the new Boston Society of Architects headquarters, shows a collection of architectural photographs from the Esto photo house.

     
  • George Nakashima and the Roots of Live-Edge Furniture

    He's known for being one of the fathers of the American Craft movement, but midcentury modern designer George Nakashima should also get credit for promoting the beauty of sustainable, found objects such as live-edge furniture.

     
  • Sun Seeker App, For Tracking Solar Patterns On Site

    Overlays of sun paths on camera views allow for informed on-site solar modeling, thanks to an app by an Australian app company.

     
  • Rare View of 1753 English Landmark Under Construction Up for Auction

    What would become the background for the 2012 beach volleyball portion of the London Olympic Games is only under construction in an 18th-century painting. It can be yours for €2 to €3 million ($2.6 to $3.9 million) on Oct. 17.

     
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to Become Giant Harp

    String Theory Productions makes buildings sing by turning architecture into musical instruments. See the group turn the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts into a harp this weekend.

     
  • Eric Lloyd Wright’s Latest House on Embassy Tour

    Photographs documenting the latest work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson architect Eric are on display at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. through Sept. 30, before heading overseas to the U.S. Embassy in Finland.

     
  • Fallingwater Working Blueprints up for Auction Sept. 27

    Though it’s uncertain how many Frank Lloyd Wright blueprints are yet to be discovered, it’s still a rare opportunity when you get a chance to bid on your own set. On Sept. 27, blueprints from Fallingwater in Pennsylvania could go for at least $13,000.

     
  • SCI-Arc Opens its Media Archive to the Public

    More than 3,300 different lectures, symposias, performances, and gallery talks are now available to the public, courtesy of SCI-Arc's Media Archive. Speakers include four decades of architects, designers, artists, and theorists.

     
  • Steven Holl Chairs and Cabinet Up for Auction

    Steven Holl builds furniture that embodies the principles found in his architecture. Own your own for anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000 by bidding for four chairs and a cabinet on Sept. 27.

     
  • Online Magazine 'East of Borneo' Documents the MOCA Crisis

    After seven board members and the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles departed this year, online magazine 'East of Borneo' set up a site to document the ongoing drama, as well as the controversial history of museums in L.A.

     
 
 
 

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