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The Year In Review: 2014 Re-Examined

Visiting Philip Johnson's Spectacular Glass House, New Canaan, CT in Oct., 2014
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As I look back over 2014 I realize that it was a very good year for taking in the arts. I was fortunate to interact with numerous artists and art educators and learn what makes them tick. Visits to art …

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The Red Hot Roush Residence: Mid-Century Modernism in the Sacramento Suburbs

Roush Residence
The Roush Residence, Mid-Century Modernism in Sacramento
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             It was a red-hot Sacramento day (90 plus degrees) when I toured the mid-century modern home built in 1954 for Bob and Jan Roush.  The home’s most distinctive feature, its red-hot colored steel beams, outline the roof and crisscross its …

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“Art-in-Architecture” Program on View in Sacramento

"Texts in Stone," Jenny Holzer, US Federal Courthouse, Sacramento
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Yesterday, my Modern Architecture class went on a field trip to the United States Courthouse (federal) in Sacramento, CA.  In addition to taking in the spectacular architecture I was surprised to discover thirteen original works of art on display.  The …

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SMUD Headquarters: International Style Architecture in Sacramento, CA

SMUD Headquarters Building, International Style Architecture, Sacramento, CA
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When the original headquarters building for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) opened its doors at 6301 S Street in Sacramento, California (Fig. 1), few predicted its lasting architectural relevance.  The year was 1961; John F. Kennedy was president, …

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation:

Part II

Mario Schjetnan
Mario Schjetnan's "A Small Tribute to Immigrant Workers," installation at Sculpturesite gallery, Sonoma, CA
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My summer vacation ends this week as I head back to school for fall semester classes (Greco-Roman Art and Modern Architecture) at California State University, Sacramento.  I will continue, however, blogging about art, architecture, design and everything …

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