brick forms by kahn

In 1962, Louis Kahn was invited to design the building for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad. It was to comprise a main building with teaching areas, a library and faculty offices around the main courtyard, separate dormitory units for the students that were to be interconnected with a series of arched passages, and houses for the faculty and staff. Through his massive yet austere brick forms, Kahn offered young Indian architects a spiritual experience that made them believe they could effectively build the new nation and achieve a balance between modernity and tradition. Built between 1962 and 1964, the IIMA complex now sits on a 60-acre campus (text excerpt from here).


boy on the rocks

from the book Max Ernst: sculptures, maisons, paysages by Werner Spies, 1998 (from stopping off place)
Filip Collin

Henri Rousseau, Boy on the rocks, 1895-1897 
Michael Schmidt, Untitled, 1965-67

 Page spread from Mother and Child by Hadda Walther, published by George Routledge & Sons, London, 1931 - part of the exhibition "A to B" at MKG127



mosques and corbusiers

the strangest mix of modernism and traditional culture in India. 
take a look at  Nicholas Iyadurai photostream
you will find dozens of these stunningly beautiful 
 old color slides. also love this book, 
recently published by Hatje Cantz Verlag:



schrale hanzen & moffe meiden

War pictures and their title captions.
Photos taken in Belgium & The Netherlands,
during the German occupation in 1940-1945.

"Schraalhans slaat toe"

"De overval - vrijdag 10 mei 1940 - 3u55"
"Maastricht één oranjezee"
"Inlevering van radiotoestellen"



 Covers of Semina 1, Semina 2, Semina 3, Semina 8.
Scans from the book Support the Revolution: Wallace Berman, ICA/Amsterdam, 1992 
                               - a Für Dich Verlag gift

Michael McClure’s description of Semina: “Seminas are a form of love structure that Wallace made, drawing friends together. Friends are drawn together into the assemblage of the magazine, but then the magazine is also sent to acquaintances who are drawn into the circle of friends, so it expands and becomes a larger event.”

"Semina has some aspects of religion, the religion of art and friends. There's an initiation to Semina, i.e. if Berman chose you. One is chosen. One cannot purchase or request a Semina; it simply comes to you. The magazine is outside the realm of commodity and merchandising and purchase. There's nothing to consume. And so it's a completely different kind of thing, and precious. In fact, the way you loose a Semina is by lending it to a dear friend and they end up keeping it."