Machine Metropolis: The Artwork of Edmond Van Dooren

Few artists of the 20th Century so brilliant captured verticality, speed, scale, industrial intensity and mechanical majesty as well as the innovative Belgian artist and gallery organizer, Edmond van Dooren (1896-1965). Dooren's works began in-line with German Expressionism but changed as he absorbed the techniques of Cubism and Futurism (Dooren's friend, Jozef Peeters, met F.… Continue reading Machine Metropolis: The Artwork of Edmond Van Dooren

The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

"Let us overturn monuments, pavements, arcades and flights of steps; let us sink the streets and squares; let us raise the level of the city." -Antonio Sant'Elia,  Futurist Manifesto of Architecture. "I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms." -Lebbeus Woods, War and Architecture. Whilst… Continue reading The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War