Monthly Archives: April 2010

Julius Shulman Takes on Modern Architecture

Julius Shulman, Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, CA (Pierre Koenig), 1960 Designed by Pierre Koenig in 1959 for Buck Stahl as part of the Case Study Houses sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, the Stahl house achieved its fame, … Continue reading

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It’s Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington’s 111th Birthday Anniversary Today!

Gjon Mili, Duke Ellington, 1943 There’s a 24-hour birthday broadcast on WKCR. And festivities around Duke Ellington (1899-1974) circle (110th Street and 5th Avenue). Jazz and Jam After attending one of my parties, George Frazier, Life’s Entertainment Editor, a jazz … Continue reading

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Decisive Moment

Associated Press, Atomic Bomb Sends Smoke 20,000 Feet Above Nagasaki, August 9, 1945 This photo, taken by the air force just moments after the atomic bomb Fat Boy was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, embodies the enduring image many … Continue reading

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Pinhole Photography Day!

Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Glider, Illinois, 1979 April 25, 2010 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Information can be found here…

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Earthday 2010

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman Sitting on Fallen Tree in Forest], ca. 1909 Dan Weiner, Sunbathers, Czechoslovakia, 1957 Laura McPhee, Banyan Tree and 16th Century Terracotta Temple, Attpur, West Bengal, India, 1988 Eugène Atget, Trianon, 1910-14 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Giant oak tree … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of China

Thomas Child, Great Wall, China, ca. 1875 Amateur photographer Thomas Child (1841–1898) worked in Beijing as a gas engineer from 1870 to 1889. A British citizen, Child photographed in and around the capital during his free time. Although his early … Continue reading

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Guy Tillim’s Jo’Burg

Guy Tillim, Al’s Tower, a block of flats on Harrow Road, Berea, overlooking the Ponte building, from the “Jo’Burg” series, 2004 Guy Tillim, Tayob Towers, Pritchard Street, from the “Jo’Burg” series, 2004 Guy Tillim, The view from an apartment in … Continue reading

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Taxing

John Heartfield, AIZ, June 8, 1933 “I am the state. There is no point in my paying taxes, when in the end the taxes always flow into my treasury.” Weegee, [Men with money], ca. 1945

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Cheery Blossoms in Japan, ca. 1890

“This is the smaller Taiko-bashi (Sori-bashi) located in front of the Romon (Sakura Gate) on the right. The Wisteria Festival of Kameido Tenjin Shrine held from mid-April to mid-May every year is a harbinger of summer. There are many other … Continue reading

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The Irascibles

Nina Leen, The Irascibles, 1950 Nina Leen, The Irascibles. From left, rear, they are: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; (next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (with bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James … Continue reading

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