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Back Issue -1 February 2007-
Kumi Sugai
Vehicles of Communication
Matthew Larking
As a subject and an aesthetic focus of modern art, the beauty of speed and machine engaged only a handful of artists. Early homilies to going full tilt were at times provocative, like that of the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in his Italian Futurist Manifesto (1909). He proclaimed, after his car ended up in a ditch of muddy water in an atttempt to avoid two cyclists: "A roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace. more...
Manabu Chiba
Manabu Chiba: Rule of the Site
Thomas Daniell
Although resolutely non-flamboyant, Manabu Chiba's architecture is not so much minimalist as it is a maximization of available resources, stripped of all unnecessary expression. The products of his own thorough investigations of each project's unique setting, these buildings manage to combine spatial efficiency with experiential variety. The results are spare and understated, laconic yet powerful. more...

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