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    Turnbull - Buildings in the Landscape

    We ended up on the rugged north coast of California, on an overgrazed sheep meadow, hard by the surf breaking at the foot of the rocky cliffs. The ground was not flat but shaped into low mounds and swells, edged on one side by the ribbon of Highway 1 and indented on the other by ocean forces seeking weak points in the rock.

    William Turnbull, Jr., speaking about Sea Ranch Condominium I, 1964

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    POSTCARD FROM JAPAN

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    While traveling in Japan, I was inspired to produce a new series of pieces. This artwork combines shape, color, form, and architectural "citygraphs," to translate a "physical reality" into a two-dimensional "constructed map."

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    PRESERVING WRIGHT'S WESTCOTT HOUSE

    In 1907, a house began to take shape on High Street in Springfield, Ohio. Local residents referred to it as a monstrosity. Some thought it to be such a bizarre design for a residential neighborhood, it was mistaken for a sanitarium or hospital.

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    PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN NEW YORK

    Book Review:

    Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, by Jerold S. Kayden, the New York City Department of City Planning, and the Municipal Art Society of New York. John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN 0471362573.

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    More Building Culture

    Architect Takes Downtown Space to Lofty New Heights — L.A. Times, 2001.0508

    A riches-to-rags epic in L.A. — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2001.0508

    Old schools saved to house the dreams of the modern age — The Boston Globe, 2001.0508

    Side streets hold city's treasures — Chicago Sun Times, 2001.0507

    America's Cities Undergo Transformation — Reuters at Yahoo, 2001.0505

    First Pigeons, Now Cars. Assisi Is Up in Arms Again. — New York Times, 2001.0503 (registration required)

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