Why Is There Public Art?

Why Is There Public Art?

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES Our upcoming third issue of The Right Angle Journal explores “Art and Architecture” – a broad and complicated topic, to say the least. Our contributors have taken a variety of approaches to the subject, mostly personal: How has the interaction of...

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Gasoline Castle

Gasoline Castle

While doing research for a project on architectural aesthetics, I came across this quotation: The highest form of popular art is found in the decoration of filling stations [...] One tours them as one does the château country of France. - Bruce Bliven, New Republic,...

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Park Guell

Park Guell

I am a landscape designer who went to school with architects and am happy to report that some of my longest friendships have been with some of those architects. After years of admiring their travel photos and longing to visit some of those sites, I finally got to...

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The Right Angle – Welcome

The Right Angle – Welcome

The Right Angle is family of media – print, online and social – dedicated to the discussion of the built environment. Some of this environment has been created by architects and designers and some has not. Some of it works well and is a joy to experience. Some of it...

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2017 Moriyama Awards and Gala

2017 Moriyama Awards and Gala

2017 MORIYAMA RAIC INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WINNER This prestigious prize gives voice and attention to meaningful Canadian shared values such as openness, respect, compassion, equality, and justice. Each of the shortlisted projects is unique and original …. They are very...

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Furthering the Debate

Furthering the Debate

John Cleese, in his 2014 book So, Anyway, recounts the strange reaction of an audience at a rehearsal/preview of a London comedy show: “We were not getting the laughs we were accustomed to. [...] Then some of the audience started laughing at things no one had ever...

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Professional Vocabulary

Professional Vocabulary

PROFESSIONAL VOCABULARY When it comes to promoting architectural discussion, architects are often even less successful than the general public. Where the pubic resorts to aggressive, visceral, emotional language, the profession falls back on alienating...

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Other Places

Other Places

OTHER PLACES Think back to a place where everything seems just right. You cannot quite put your finger on it, it is hard to explain to somebody else, and your words will always seem inadequate – but there is something there that transcends other places you have...

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