Chestnut Hill Local

October 3, 2017
Ronchamp Best Version 2

THE MAN WHO KNEW THE MASTERS

Ronchamp Chapel – Le Corbusier – Architect   It used to be […]
April 6, 2016
You changed my life forever-kaws

You Changed My Life Forever

“You changed my life forever.” A student’s comment at the Cook-Wissahickon School at […]
December 9, 2015
benajmin franklin tower

Benjamin Franklin Tower Competition

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TOWER COMPETITION Centennial Tower, 1,000 feet high, was proposed to […]
October 28, 2015
THE MYSTERIOUS WORK OF ROBINSON FREDENTHAL

Simple Beginnings: THE MYSTERIOUS WORK OF ROBINSON FREDENTHAL

It is a fundamental truth that complex structures always evolve from simpler […]
April 28, 2015

ANTONIO GAUDI – CONSUMMATE ARTIST

Although I have had the privilege to know or meet a handful […]
March 17, 2015

Encounters with Philip Johnson

World-renown American architect, Philip Johnson (1906-2005) graduated Harvard with a degree in […]
March 9, 2015
Faulkner and Beardsley in Black and White

Faulkner and Beardsley in Black and White

William Faulkner, the great American author from Oxford, Mississippi, is best known […]
December 26, 2014

Surviving Turkey: 15 days in Istanbul

“ARE YOU NUTS? Going to Turkey . . . now?” That was […]
September 12, 2013
What's Up With Libeskind?

What’s Up With Libeskind?

Every morning I receive an email from a company called ArchDaily that […]
August 22, 2013
Taking Photographs In Art Museums

Taking Photographs In Art Museums

A few days ago I meandered through the art-packed galleries of the […]
August 17, 2013

Barber Shop on Telegraph Hill

My son, Aaron, was in his early thirties when he flew to […]
August 14, 2013

Bones & Granite: An Afternoon in Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery, founded in 1836, sits high above the eastern bank […]
November 9, 2012

Architect Günther Domenig: Troubled Genius

Günther Domenig was a little-known but important Austrian architect who died in […]
December 22, 2011

The Minds Eye

In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena declares, “Love looks not with […]
November 4, 2011

Hadid In Motion

Several weeks ago I went to see the Zaha Hadid exhibit at […]
August 18, 2011

The Art of Desiging A Porch

Germantown, Mount Airy, and Chestnut Hill are graced with an abundance of […]