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‘Noble and ignoble grotesque’ — as discussed on our third John Ruskin episode ift.tt/2ECjO9h

@about_buildings So, I actually joined a whole new social media platform to make this comment lol!

From the last episode: ‘Ekphrasis’ - I think it has a broader application meaning the translation of a work from one medium to another eg Mussorgskys ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’.

You could even reverse your definition to say some of that deconstructivism stuff was an (attempt at!) architectural ekphrasis of language theory.

EPISODE 45
Ruskin and the late 19th century — Living Too Late
We finally get onto the last book of Stones of Venice, and its reverberations through the long second half of the 19th century.
Young Ruskinians, EL Godwin, William Burges, William Morris and… ift.tt/2EnkiPR

Plans and sections of Giovanni Michelucci's memorial church at Longarone ift.tt/2LeRquv

Michelucci's memorial church at Longarone (the 1963 disaster there was even worse than I made out on the episode — nearly 2000 were killed) ift.tt/2SICibt

Giovanni Michelucci's bank at Colle di val d'Elsa (1973) — section and elevation ift.tt/2L6noJm

The underside of Giovanni Michelucci's bank at Colle di val d'Elsa (1973) ift.tt/2GfxzN8

A classic old phot of San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63)

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2KYwKa0

For Patreon Subscribers — our episode 44.5 on the architecture of Italian fascism (unfortunately, some of it is quite good). We cover a lot ground, including — Gino Coppedè, Giovanni Muzio, Antoni Sant’Elia, Mario Chiattone, Giuseppe Terragni , Fortunato… ift.tt/2G1Smnc

San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63) — the rear, facing the motorway

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2rnUICF

San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63) — sections

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2rju6CA

San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63) — plan

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2E9N8Ux

New website for our graphic novel Square Eyes — robotic cities, augmented reality and digital memory, set in a future where the boundaries between memory, dreams and the virtual world blur.

squareeyescomic.com/

The roof of San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63) under construction

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2BMamNW

Tree-branch columns inside San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63)

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2KN7hQC

The amazing, tent-like roof of San Giovanni Battista dell'Autostrada (1960-63)

from our episode on Giovanni Michelucci ift.tt/2ABkSWH

Giovanni Michelucci's austere Chiesa delle Sante Maria e Tecla, Pistoia (1950), with its evocation of ancient basilicas ift.tt/2FPpbUl

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