20 April 2006

round-topped buildings

Lynda Bunting sent me a note about establishing the Mercato del pesce di Napoli (M.D.P.N.), on which she had a book of Thomas Ruff photos. It's a building so it has to be SAF, not NAF .... I guess. That also means that I need to find another source for the heading. I was having trouble but then saw a picture of the Ruff book. The M.D.P.N. is a rationalist building, 1929, designed by Luigi Cosenza, with a round top. I'm such a sucker for that profile. It probably goes back to falling in love with Ledoux in college but you can add Palladio's Basilica, Loos's Horner and Steiner houses, and even a house by Alexander Brodsky that I was looking at in Metropolis last night.

2 comments:

shermaniac said...

Another round-topped building: Donald Judd's shed in Marfa. I was reminded of this building by a reference on Polly McCord's Artfultraveler blog to David Byrne's description of Judd. cf http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2006/07/7606_art_money_.html and http://www.artfultraveler.blogspot.com/

shermaniac said...

Another round-topped building: Donald Judd's shed in Marfa. I was reminded of this building by a reference on Polly McCord's Artfultraveler blog to David Byrne's description of Judd. cf http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2006/07/7606_art_money_.html and http://www.artfultraveler.blogspot.com/