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beetle may: beware of sharp right turns

by Art Chantry: proper drawing specifications for the second most famous logo ever designed. ADDENDUM: (see link at end)…Did Hitler and Porsche Steal the VW Beetle Design from a Jew?┬áPaul Schilperoord is a Dutch automotive engineer, writer, and missionary. His … Continue reading

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in the service of the mythic

Louis Kahn was demonstrably one of the few well known artists on the architectural scene in America who arrived at the moment when America was hungry for a new departure away from the paths laid down and the stature conscious … Continue reading

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when the grim reaper won’t leave

A bit problematic to be German. Still. The long arc of history is easily within an arm’s reach of the old Germany, tortured, and with a romantic sensibility of subject confronted with a bleak Germanism that marked the new realism. … Continue reading

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scorched earth policy: the burning fiddler

The dull oppressive heaviness of Nazi neo-classicism. The scorched earth policy. Everything to repress regeneration and to seal off the gases of expressionist madness that could escape and find their way into the water. It was a meaningless world. If … Continue reading

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degenerate art : fear of the everyday hucksters

Signs of pretense. Pretend art where the sentiments are an elaborate fake far removed from genuine emotion. Something like what Freud called the joke in art in his study of Michelangelo’s Moses but now on a grand, industrial scale of … Continue reading

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