documentation of the design of a house in south western victoria, australia.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
More Johnson: 'Building as Work of Sculpture'
'The third aspect, the most difficult, is the Building as Work of Sculpture. Architecture is usually thought of as different from sculpture and indeed not much great architecture is great sculpture. Pyramids: yes; Taliesin West, no. Stonehenge, perhaps; Versailles, no; the Guggenheim Museum, maybe. The Parthenon, certainly not. (Columns and entablatures see to that.) Frank Lloyd Wright roofs, arcades, colonades, all speak of architecture, not sculpture.'
- Philip Johnson, What Makes Me Tick Extracts from a lecture at Columbia University, 1975.
Image: Philip Johnson, Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, L.A, 1980
'A Sculpture For Living' aims to act as fly-paper to capture ideas, desires, references, research, readings, images, iterations, materials and eventually final documentation of the development of a house for Lily and Martin.
A project by designer Rory Hyde, artists/clients Lily Randall, Martin Beaver and Rose Randall and documenter Amy Silver.