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NEW 6.30.17 — Jonathan S. Foster: A Review of the Tale of Genji with a Focus on Architecture

by June 30, 2017
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A Review of the Tale of Genji with a Focus on Architecture   by Jonathan S. Foster, Architect A decade ago, I was in Dobbs Ferry designing and building a large mansion addition to a 1928 Devon-Tudor style house that had been the gardener’s cottage to a large estate nearby. Read more »

James Merrell / Journal: Photography vs. Experience

by March 30, 2017
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Photography vs. Experience   Our design philosophy starts with the recognition that architectural photos are not architecture, and that photography is, in fact, not especially well-suited to the task of communicating architectural experience. Yet photos so thoroughly mediate our perceptions of architecture that it is impossible to discuss the Read more »

James Merrell / Journal: Moby Dick and Modern Architecture

by February 7, 2017
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Claus Hoie, Moby Dick. Watercolor 21 x 29.  Moby Dick and Modern Architecture   I’m a firm believer that the arts should inform each other, and that the written arts are a great complement to the visual arts.  But I was not prepared for how deeply my recent reading of Read more »

James Merrell / Journal: Discerning the Rational from Modern…

by December 6, 2016
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Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House, (Original on Sanibel Island, Florida), Reconstruction at The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida. Photo: James Merrell —————————————— Discerning the Rational from the Modern in Architecture ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On occasion one comes across a building that exceeds all expectations in demonstrating the importance of rationality, over Read more »

James Merrell / Journal: A Laboratory for Architectural Design

by June 16, 2015
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James Merrell Architects 66 Main Street Sag Harbor   ___________________________________________________________________ A Laboratory for Architectural Design “Modernity in no way denies history.” — Jorg H. Gleiter, Professor of Aesthetics at the Faculty of Arts, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano In the Hamptons, we are surrounded by almost four centuries of architectural history. Read more »