Fran Ward sees grids and circles in the world around her. She uses those references to make sense of that world and her place in it. Fran goes into depth on some beautiful examples of grids in modern and classical Japanese design, and tells tales of her travels in Asia.
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Distinction Through Typology
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Christian Webb has a unique way of making art. He takes pictures of similar things and then arranges them in a grid. Its the perfect mix of chaos and structure, and it produces striking results that lead to questions about typology, diversity, and change.
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New York: City on a Grid
BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”
Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!
Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.