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Art and Design

In December it will be three years since we published our book Design: A Beginner’s Handbook. In structuring that textbook we decided to use simple real-world examples of the design elements and principles. We opted to demonstrate the application of … Continue reading

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Sophie Calle At Fort Mason – Part 1

Last weekend I found myself at Fort Mason in San Francisco. An old military base, Fort Mason is now home to an assortment of arts and cultural organizations housed in its historic buildings. It’s a beautiful site fronting on the … Continue reading

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A Simple Map Of Life: Leonardo Drew

Last week I went with some friends to see an exhibition at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. On the drive over I sat in the back seat and tried to come up with a topic for this week’s blog. … Continue reading

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Blood Flowers: The Art of Imran Qureshi

Last week the Trump Administration bombed Syria without congressional approval. From the comfort of our living room we watch atrocities on T.V. but in the United States we are rarely touched directly. It was in this context that I came … Continue reading

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Response and Resistance: Artists Push Back

In our last blog post, A Sea of Signs: Resistance, we discussed the recent wave of marches here and all around the world protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The hand held signs at these marches … Continue reading

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The Art of the Map

Happy Holidays to all of you. We will be taking our own holiday but will be back with new content on January 5. This week and next we’ll connect you to some older posts that we think you’ll enjoy. This … Continue reading

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Lines On The Wall: Two Art Pieces at MOCA Los Angeles

During our trip to Los Angeles my blogging partner and I managed to work in a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The exhibition we saw featured artworks from their permanent collection. This is always a treat because … Continue reading

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David Best’s Temples of Remembrance

We’re back after our summer break. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the end of summer is marked by an exodus out of the city and into the Nevada desert for Burning Man. What could be a more appropriate blog … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Museum: Jananne Al-Ani

In a recent post I mentioned that I’d visited the reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. With it’s new addition the Museum is large and a strategy was needed for this first visit. I decided to ride the elevator … Continue reading

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The Floating Piers: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

In a previous blog post about earthworks we discussed a project titled The Valley Curtain by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Valley Curtain was one of their first large scale projects to be located in a natural setting. For sixteen … Continue reading

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