26 July 2010
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18 July 2010
Sacrilege? Well, if you want to go faster, the bike has to be lighter, no?
13 July 2010
8 July 2010
Brancusi, apparently, was invited to work for Rodin.
Sculptor: Rembrandt Bugatti...( better pics here)
7 July 2010
6 July 2010
5 July 2010
Excerpt from an interview with Hermann Jünger (click for source)
H.J.:" Technical and organic perfection strike me as two different things. A steel ball turned and polished to precision can often be endlessly repeated with today’s tools. Each ball will look exactly like all the others—perfection to an extremely high degree.
An egg has a shape that hasn’t changed in millennia; eggs are all alike—“to be as like as two eggs” as we say in German—and that too is a perfect shape.
But upon closer inspection we discover that, in fact, no two eggs are alike. There are differences in the surfaces, the shades of color, the sizes.
In contrast to industrially manufactured things, the egg is something organic, living. It is more than perfection; I see it as something organically perfect, complete.
This is why perfection in craft perplexes more than it convinces me. Older craftsmanship is rarely entirely perfect; it was industry that ultimately destabilized craft.
Organic irregularities were regarded more and more often as mistakes. The ambition to produce flawless things overshadowed the sense of responsibility to form. Most of today’s craft workshops work with machines that make perfection possible but no longer allow for organic perfection."
2 July 2010
1 July 2010
Theophilus' Treatise (early 12th Century) is thought the first technical description of wire drawing.