Posts tagged: city
What we are coming to
Grant E. Hamilton, 1894
February 16, 1895 issue of Judge magazine
The Place Diagram
Imagine that the center circle on the diagram is a specific place that you know: a street corner, a playground, a plaza outside a building. You can evaluate that place according to four criteria in the red ring. In the ring outside these main criteria are a number of intuitive or qualitative aspects by which to judge a place; the next outer ring shows the quantitative aspects that can be measured by statistics or research.
Note 1: There is a more recent diagram, with contemporary colors, in the article linked above, but this one from 2003 is for me more legible.
Note 2: We can learn a lot from urban planning for designing Web communities.
Michael Wolf, Architecture of Density
La ville - The City
Oil on canvas. 7 feet 7 inches x 9 feet (231.1 x 298.4 cm)
The clash, overlap, and rapid jumps among the shapes and colors borrow from the cinematic techniques of quickly cutting between scenes, and the inclusiveness of the composition resembles the panoramic sweep of a movie camera. This is not so much a particular city represented as the essence of the urban center as a site of overwhelming simultaneous impressions. John B. Ravenal - Philadelphia Museum of Art
Image: About.com Art History
Oil on masonite | 122.5 x 76.5 centimetres