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Le Bloggeur
Sydney
Interests: Art, Fashion, Politics and Power
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I was very excited to get an email last night announcing that tickets for the annual opening of Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan Connecticut were on sale. The Glass House is considered to be a seminal moment in 20th century architecture and stands as a very elegant and enduring symbol of Modernist architecture. Constructed in 1949 on Johnson's own estate, the 56 by 32 foot steel framed glass box was heavily influenced by the work of Mies van der Rohe. It embraced the simple idea that by rendering the walls in glass the divisions between inside and outside... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at LE BLOGGEUR
I have long been a fan of Tom Ford's aesthetic and was excited to hear that he was making his first foray into film after years as a much lauded fashion designer. The result is A Single Man based on the 1964 novel by Christopher Isherwood. Unlike the most famous adaptation of a story by Isherwood to the silver screen, Cabaret, A Single Man is set in the suburban sprawl of 1960s California. Interestingly Isherwood dedicated the original novel to that Lion of American letters, Gore Vidal, who was most recently the subject of a withering critique by Christopher Hitchens... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at LE BLOGGEUR
New year, new blog. This is the first post of hopefully many which will cover the gamut of my favourite things in the worlds of film, art, politics, architecture, fashion and design. Too schizoid? A little, but bear with me. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at LE BLOGGEUR
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