Friday, March 2, 2018

This Week: March 2, 2018

A Modern version of The Tale of Genji by Toyokuni Utagawa, 1853 (Library of Congress)
This weeks most interesting stories from around the world of design. Read the last "This Week."

"The Library's Prints and Photographs Division houses more than 2,500 woodblock prints and drawings by Japanese artists of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries including Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshiiku. The Library of Congress appreciates the financial support provided by Nicihibunken (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation) to scan 1,100 of the Ukiyo-e prints."

That seems like a rabbit whole that could take most of this weekend to explore.

Download all of the prints you can handle from the Library of Congress website.

Paracas Museum, Peru, by Barclay & Crousse. (Cristobal Palma)

Annual Women in Architecture Award Announced

"The Architectural Review and The Architect’s Journal have jointly announced their 2018 Women in Architecture award winners, with Peruvian architect Sandra Barclay taking home the Architect of the Year award, and Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral receiving the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture."

Read the full article at The Architect's Newspaper.

Messner Architecture Launches Full Web Presence

The Operable Window is produced by Messner Architecture, a Midwest-based Architecture firm, headed by me, Matthew Messner. This last week saw the launch of a new website, a LinkedIn page, and a Facebook page. Feel free to follow and say hello!

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