Category Archives: 60’s

misattribution madness #2 – max bill

If you do a Google image search for “Max Bill lamp”, you will see a lot of pictures of a white torchiere floor lamp with a tulip shape like the one in the picture above. The same goes for a … Continue reading

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honolulu’s ibm building – february 2014 update

When I first wrote in 2012 about the iconic Honolulu IBM building that was designed by Vladimir Ossipoff in the 60’s, I didn’t realize that it was slated for demolition in 2008 by the owners at the time. Since then, … Continue reading

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the design in fassbinder’s “world on a wire”

I had heard that Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film for German TV called “World On a Wire” was an especially good bleak futuristic sci-fi movie, and so I rented the DVD from Netflix. I really enjoyed the movie, but as a … Continue reading

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desert modern architecture – palm springs 2012

Last October I had the pleasure of attending the “Desert Modern Architecture” tour in Palm Springs hosted by the Western Museums Association, which allowed me to visit some beautiful and stylistically different examples of 20th century modern architecture. Our tour … Continue reading

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fletcher benton “synchronetic” kinetic art sculpture

This is a short video of a Synchronetic L-110, which was a limited edition kinetic art optical sculpture produced by Fletcher Benton Studios for Galeria Bonino in New York in 1969. Fletcher Benton is a sculptor who currently lives in … Continue reading

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