a momentary vignette | a brief, beautiful glimpse of architecture, design, and art!

a Momentary Vignette

[ v1.03 | 07.12.1999 ]

[ prologue ]

welcome to a momentary vignette!

We continue our one year anniversary with more revealing glances at the world of architecture, design, and art.



[ a closer look ]

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has reopened following extensive renovations to modernize the facility including construction of a new exhibition wing designed by the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. In honor of the recently completed work, the museum is presenting an exhibition featuring a retrospective on the work of Kurokawa. The museum's web site offers a glimpse of the new wing, as well as an engaging introduction to Vincent Van Gogh and his works.

[ event horizon ]

coming soon to a momentary vignette...

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of artists and designers such as Gustav Klimt, Inigo Jones, Rembrandt, and Alexander Calder.


[ worth reading ]

Wonderfully presented, Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century, provides an engaging chronology of this century's most important architectural works. A concise description of each building is accompanied by beautiful photographs. But perhaps most informative are the biographies introducing the architects who created these masterpieces of design.


[ fading vignettes ]

a collection of the most recent vignettes...

[ Dymaxion House ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/99712.html
[ Marc Chagall ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/99707.html
[ Bijenkorf Department Store ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/99706.html
[ Miró studio ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/99702.html
[ girder and panel set ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/99630.html
[ en plein air ] http://www.loggia.com/vignette/99628.html

for a full listing of past vignettes, please visit the archives!

[ want more? ]

please visit some of these informative sites...

[ Loggia ] http://www.loggia.com
specializes in quality sites exploring the arts and humanities!

[ mythography ] http://www.loggia.com/myth/myth.html
exploring greek, roman, and celtic mythology and art!

[ Bibliotheque ] http://www.loggia.com/bibliotheque/index.html
offers quality books on architecture, design, and art!

[ the last word ]

leave it to this man to invent a new phrase...

The word 'dymaxion' was used by R. Buckminster Fuller to describe a philosophy of achieving the maximum result in the most efficient manner possible. Fuller applied the term dymaxion ('dynamic'+'maximum'+'ion') to a series of innovative inventions including streamlined automobiles, lightweight homes, and his most recognized invention, the geodesic dome.

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