Tag Archives: Louis Kahn

Symbol of the Human Predicament

I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Noyes Museum in Oceanville is exhibiting the work of Jacob Landau through Jan. 2. Says the exhibition blurb: “Provocative and inspiring Landau bears witness to man’s responsibility for injustice… Timeless and relevant … Continue reading

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Bath Time

Princeton-based architects Farewell Mills Gatsch have nearly finished restoration of the famed Louis Kahn Trenton Bath House, first opened in 1955. And, yes, it will continue to serve as a bath house. The Garden State Historic Preservation Turst Fund and … Continue reading

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Inside a Head

Jonathan Shahn is a crank. (It’s safe to write this, because he’s promised he will not read this article, although his wife might.) That’s not the impression this writer formed, but one the sculptor seems bent on projecting. “Uncooperative” is … Continue reading

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Utopia

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” Toni Morrison New Jersey – home to the original diner, FM radio, the lithium battery, the zipper, the boardwalk, the phonograph … Continue reading

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From Bauhaus to Our House

Roosevelt, NJ, has a rich artistic heritage. It is, of course, home to the mural, pictured at left, painted by Ben Shahn, in what was then a town known as Jersey Homesteads. A studio sale at the Assifa Space, 40 … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Finest

Ben Shahn made the town of Roosevelt. That is, it was called Jersey Homesteads until he created his famous mural on the public school during FDR’s Works Progress Administration. Shahn became a legend, and soon other artists followed him and … Continue reading

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