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Architecture & Design
The Death of Drawing

The Death of Drawing

Forget the “marketplace of ideas.” I say: put small gloves on ideas, stick ‘em in a cage with an opponent of comparable capabilities and gravitas, and let them “go toes.” Eye to eye. Mano a mano. Mixed Mental Arts Fight Club (MMA FC). Here’s what I’m talking about: David Ross Scheer’s The Death...

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Exploring the Salt Lake City & County Building

Exploring the Salt Lake City & County Building

Alderwood Fine Art’s Tom Alder has been enamored of the Salt Lake City & County Building every since he was a young boy and visited his father in the county Treasurer’s office. In the eighties he took one of the many tours provided by the Utah Heritage Foundation when the building was being restored and...

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Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College's Campanilismo

Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College’s Campanilismo

When Westminster College’s Converse Hall was first completed in 1907, and the bells began chiming, the view from this spot was of a bucolic dirt road, bordered with drainage ditches thick with willows, and surrounded by farmland and orchards. Imagining a future tree-tunnel that would shade the road between 1700 South and Emigration Creek where...

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Kimball Goes Back to the Drawing Board, and other Mixed Media

Kimball Goes Back to the Drawing Board, and other Mixed Media

Once again, Park City’s Kimball Art Center has had to send their BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) architects back to the drawing board for their 10 million dollar renovation project. The original design, first revealed in early 2012 (see our article here), caused some issues with locals, who took exception to, among other things, its height....

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The Extraordinary and the Ordinary: The Courthouse Cube

The Extraordinary and the Ordinary: The Courthouse Cube

Wilford Woodruff records that when Brigham Young first saw the Salt Lake Valley he said: “It is enough. This is the right place. Drive on.” Now, 165 years later, the Salt Lake Valley may be the right place and the Design Excellence process may be the right heuristic for producing an iconic building designed by an...

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Build Local: Variety in Early LDS Meetinghouses

Build Local: Variety in Early LDS Meetinghouses

  In Utah’s newer neighborhoods, it is difficult to tell one LDS meetinghouse from another. A continuing process of central planning and modular design has meant that over the past half-century LDS ward houses have come to look more and more alike: increasingly large parking lots surround a generally unadorned structure with minimal windows that...

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SLOCAL QUINKY-DINKS: Jane Jacobs Walks & Hiding in Plain Sight: Places Rediscovered

SLOCAL QUINKY-DINKS: Jane Jacobs Walks & Hiding in Plain Sight: Places Rediscovered

Saturday, May 3rd, there are two chances to be slow and local; both are reifications of idea-foundations for building great cities, as drafted by Jane Jacobs (1916-2006). A year after her passing, friends and followers organized a series of Jane Jacob Walks (janejacobswalk.org) — neighborhood walks designed to help people experience the unique systems of...

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BLOCKS 69/70: Spaces_Between

BLOCKS 69/70: Spaces_Between

by J. Michael Redd At 40o45’47.2” N 111o53’41.3’W(DMS) is a metal frame constructed of 2”x 2” metal tubing, designed and built by Craft Lake City and operated by the Temporary Museum of Permanent Change (TMPC). Heading east and west from this point, you’ll find twelve identical frames, strung along Salt Lake City’s Broadway. For the...

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Jane's Home

Jane’s Home

It’s a South Temple mansion filled with ideas – as well as a major Utah art collection. A singular place founded on a single principle: that of the Golden Rule.

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Stone Timber and Steel: The Logic of Structure

Stone Timber and Steel: The Logic of Structure

Becoming proficient in a field can sometimes make life difficult. Like an artist who visits friends and relatives and must keep to herself how bad the paintings in the house are. Something similar happens to John Griswold when he sees houses built with structural elements wholly out of keeping with their purposes. Standing on the...

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Cal Nez: Design for the Diné

Cal Nez: Design for the Diné

As he gets ready for a new exhibit of paintings as well as the July 24th Intertribal Powwow, Cal Nez talks with Ann Poore about design, art and the bridging of cultures

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Utah Public Artwork One of Top 50 in Nation

Utah Public Artwork One of Top 50 in Nation

Susan Narduli’s “Land and Time,” a multi-media installation at the Natural History Museum of Utah, was selected by  The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network’s Year in Review as one of the top 50 public artworks in the United States for 2011. Narduli’s work begins outside with etched concrete sidewalks and continues just inside...

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