Tuesday, February 12, 2008

In searching for photos of Mies-ian "reification" (essentially the suggestion of space by the use of borders - furniture, carpeting, pkanar wall projections, etc. - rather than the bounding of the space itself), I came across some striking images of the Farnsworth House during the 2007 flooding of the Fox River near Plano, IL. Apparently, a similar flood in 1996 ruined much of the interiors and all the furniture. The house was quickly restored, but faced ruination again in 2007. Preservationists [including Brad Pitt, if you want to call him T.H.A.T.], rushed to the scene and salvaged the interior furnishings. But the floodwaters never made it to the upper terrace and the house was spared.

Thanks Brad.


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