Wednesday, June 10, 2009

between agamemnon and philip johnson (a small timeline of openings)...

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WPA peoria, ILL1934

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perhaps the beautiful wpa era construction photograph i recently found is a missing link between the entrance to the philip johnson's painting gallery, built adjacent to his glass house, and johnson's inspiration, the treasury of atreus (also known as the tomb of agamemnon), constructed in mycenae greece around 1250 BC. while johnson's influence related to atreus is well known, i have no idea if anyone has ever suggested this kind of industrial architecture at the time might have also come into his thinking...

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2 Comments:

Blogger Adam Farcus said...

why does this get a peoria illinois tag?

11:54 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

because the photograph is stamped on the back: "federal project 1008, peoria, ill. oct. 5, 1934" ... plain and simple...:-)

7:35 AM  

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