Posts Tagged: architecture

Grains for the Dead

If the spirit of the ancestor is happy and peaceful then they will look after the living. So best to feed them lots of grain.

Grains for the Dead

If the spirit of the ancestor is happy and peaceful then they will look after the living. So best to feed them lots of grain.

Holding Art

Some lovely earthenware sculptures from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Holding Art

Some lovely earthenware sculptures from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Ellsworth Kelly’s Facade

Shape, line and color in their purest forms.

Ellsworth Kelly’s Facade

Shape, line and color in their purest forms.

Cézanne and Kelly

‘The most pleasurable thing in the world for me is to see something and then translate how I see it.’

Cézanne and Kelly

‘The most pleasurable thing in the world for me is to see something and then translate how I see it.’

Godfrey Miller’s Counterspace

“If I had my time over again I would paint still life.”

Godfrey Miller’s Counterspace

“If I had my time over again I would paint still life.”

Anchorite Godfrey Miller

From a vigorous, athletic boy to a reclusive painter.

Anchorite Godfrey Miller

From a vigorous, athletic boy to a reclusive painter.

Iona House Green

Iona House was surrounded by our busy dairy and potato farm.

Iona House Green

Iona House was surrounded by our busy dairy and potato farm.

Iona House Red and Blue

Iona House in all its glorious Kodak Instamatic colour

Iona House Red and Blue

Iona House in all its glorious Kodak Instamatic colour

Iona House Features

In the black and white days of the Iona House at 2060 Main Drain Road, Iona, family and possessions were falling gently into place.

Iona House Features

In the black and white days of the Iona House at 2060 Main Drain Road, Iona, family and possessions were falling gently into place.

Iona House Family

I contacted architect John Davidson last week and he kindly corresponded with me about the “Carlowrie” house at Iona.

Iona House Family

I contacted architect John Davidson last week and he kindly corresponded with me about the “Carlowrie” house at Iona.

Iona House Beginnings

As the grand-daughter of a Koo-We-Rup East Iona pioneer, my mother Hayden Ritson (Kavanagh) inherited all sorts of land around Iona. In the late 1950s, my parents decided to build a brand new house in the modern style. It would

Iona House Beginnings

As the grand-daughter of a Koo-We-Rup East Iona pioneer, my mother Hayden Ritson (Kavanagh) inherited all sorts of land around Iona. In the late 1950s, my parents decided to build a brand new house in the modern style. It would

Kavanagh and Featherstone

My great-grandparents, Owen Kavanagh and Catherine Featherstone, were early pioneers of Iona.

Kavanagh and Featherstone

My great-grandparents, Owen Kavanagh and Catherine Featherstone, were early pioneers of Iona.

Swampland

I’ve always had a uneasy relationship with Australian land.

Swampland

I’ve always had a uneasy relationship with Australian land.

Lina Bryans Richmond

Lina Bryans met a lovely architect Alex Jelinek in the 1950s and found a really large house at 39 Erin Street, Richmond.

Lina Bryans Richmond

Lina Bryans met a lovely architect Alex Jelinek in the 1950s and found a really large house at 39 Erin Street, Richmond.

Unfinished NYC by Joseph Brennan

Upon his first visit to New York City, early 20th century novelist O. Henry commented; “It’ll be a great place, if they ever finish it.”

Unfinished NYC by Joseph Brennan

Upon his first visit to New York City, early 20th century novelist O. Henry commented; “It’ll be a great place, if they ever finish it.”

Tessellating Rooftops by Claudia Brennan

In the both universal and sheepish pursuit of metropolitan voyeurism, windows seem to garner the bulk of attention.

Tessellating Rooftops by Claudia Brennan

In the both universal and sheepish pursuit of metropolitan voyeurism, windows seem to garner the bulk of attention.

Hampton Strangeness by Claudia Brennan

I only spent three days in East Hampton, Long Island but it didn’t take long to be struck by the strangeness of it all.

Hampton Strangeness by Claudia Brennan

I only spent three days in East Hampton, Long Island but it didn’t take long to be struck by the strangeness of it all.

Reflecting Johnson

Philip Johnson was a celebrity architect.

Reflecting Johnson

Philip Johnson was a celebrity architect.

Indoor/Outdoor Nonsense

I really like Philip Johnson’s Wiley House in New Canaan.

Indoor/Outdoor Nonsense

I really like Philip Johnson’s Wiley House in New Canaan.

Glass Concepts

I think one of the reasons I’m such an architecture junkie is because I’m always trying to understand the polarising nature of the profession.

Glass Concepts

I think one of the reasons I’m such an architecture junkie is because I’m always trying to understand the polarising nature of the profession.

Philip’s Glass House

What I like about Philip Johnson’s Glass House is how humble it seems.

Philip’s Glass House

What I like about Philip Johnson’s Glass House is how humble it seems.

Glowing Glass

Mussolini got me thinking about the whole glass house concept.

Glowing Glass

Mussolini got me thinking about the whole glass house concept.

The Greatest

What a perfect satire from the wonderful Chaplin.

The Greatest

What a perfect satire from the wonderful Chaplin.

House of Fascism

The Casa del Fascio on the beautiful Lake Como was to be a temple to Fascism.

House of Fascism

The Casa del Fascio on the beautiful Lake Como was to be a temple to Fascism.

Giuseppe Terragni

While Mussolini was getting on with his unique way of leading, in 1926 a group of seven young architects in Milan were introducing Rational Architecture.

Giuseppe Terragni

While Mussolini was getting on with his unique way of leading, in 1926 a group of seven young architects in Milan were introducing Rational Architecture.

Rome Tames

Back to Mussolini and his aphorisms.

Rome Tames

Back to Mussolini and his aphorisms.

Square Colosseum

I remember first coming across the building known as Colosseo Quadrato (Square Colosseum) in Rome in the 1990s.

Square Colosseum

I remember first coming across the building known as Colosseo Quadrato (Square Colosseum) in Rome in the 1990s.

Cities & The Sky 1

In Eudoxia, which spreads both upwards and down, with winding alleys, steps, dead ends, hovels, a carpet is preserved in which you can observe the city’s true form.

Cities & The Sky 1

In Eudoxia, which spreads both upwards and down, with winding alleys, steps, dead ends, hovels, a carpet is preserved in which you can observe the city’s true form.

Cities and Memory 5

In Maurilia, the traveler is invited to visit the city and, at the same time, to examine some old postcards that show it as it used to be:

Cities and Memory 5

In Maurilia, the traveler is invited to visit the city and, at the same time, to examine some old postcards that show it as it used to be:

Thin Cities 4

The city of Sophronia is made up of two half cities.

Thin Cities 4

The city of Sophronia is made up of two half cities.

European Montage

Looking back at these photomontages I made 20 years ago I’m reminded of European landscapes.

European Montage

Looking back at these photomontages I made 20 years ago I’m reminded of European landscapes.

Beach Time

Sunny times in Melbourne, Australia.

Beach Time

Sunny times in Melbourne, Australia.

Churchly Prenzel

Robert Prenzel produced a lot of ecclesiastical woodcarvings. When many of his private clients abandoned him during and after the war he became the odd job man of Toorak and South Yarra. But the churches continued to support him. He said My

Churchly Prenzel

Robert Prenzel produced a lot of ecclesiastical woodcarvings. When many of his private clients abandoned him during and after the war he became the odd job man of Toorak and South Yarra. But the churches continued to support him. He said My

More Woodwork from Prenzel

I’ve really enjoyed reading the National Gallery of Victoria publication about wood carver Robert Prenzel.

More Woodwork from Prenzel

I’ve really enjoyed reading the National Gallery of Victoria publication about wood carver Robert Prenzel.

Robert Prenzel

Another man good with wood was Robert Prenzel (1866-1941).

Robert Prenzel

Another man good with wood was Robert Prenzel (1866-1941).

Chairs in Place

I’d like to see architect John Wardle design a chair. He is good with wood.

Chairs in Place

I’d like to see architect John Wardle design a chair. He is good with wood.

Chairs Enough

Architect Richard Neutra designed a collection of houses in LA in 1942

Chairs Enough

Architect Richard Neutra designed a collection of houses in LA in 1942

Make Do Recycling

A pretty little dairy stool. A milking stool. Proudly aged.

Make Do Recycling

A pretty little dairy stool. A milking stool. Proudly aged.