Sunday, June 4, 2017

C U B E S

small marble box, cube
 A marble box holds all of this weeks topic, which is of course . . .
     
C  U  B  E  S
     
an advertising graphic from 1873, please notice, cubes blocksan advertising graphic from 1873
    
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Art Sussman 1956, prison cube
an Art Sussman book cover illustration, 1956     click image twice for full size
     
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Josef Hoffmann 1910, cube chair
a Josef Hoffmann chair, 1910:  many cubes are arranged into an almost-cube,  supported on a
flattened cube  (or "sheet" as the squares say)
     
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a 1945 lucite purse, color illustration, clear cube
a 1945 clear-gaze transparent look-&-pick easy-glance quick-see full-view peek-a-boo lucite cube
     
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Yayoi Kusama, mirror cube, dots
a Yayoi Kusama art installation     click twice
      
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children's toy safeboxes, 1900
"Iron Banks"  children's toy safe boxes, 1900:  a professional could probably get in
       
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Rupert Spira mosaic 1990s
a Rupert Spira mozaic, 1990s
           
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an Eppo Doeve book cover illustration, 1960
"Stories From The Future"  an Eppo Doeve book cover illustration, 1960
     
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1908 tiny house
a 1908 cuboid   (irregular cube)

      
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1970 Sony cube radio, Scandinavian design influence
this 1970 Sony radio closed into a cube
      
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1960s Kraft Caramels ad
Kraft Caramels in crinkly little cellophane wrappers,  around 1960
       
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"Garbage Pail Kids - Trish Squish"   parents disapproved, but kids loved them
      
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japan plastic house 1973?
a yellow cube house in  Japan,  1973?     click twice
      
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an old box camera, 1915?  It used very large film,  but the lens was small.  Pull tabs set the shutter speed and aperture.  Mirrors projected the present scene onto little frosted viewfinder windows that looked like tiny moving television screens.
      
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an 1879 teaching aid, cube root block
"Square and Cube Root Blocks"  an 1879 teaching aid
     
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anamorphosis photograph
this anamorphosis photograph is real . . . in person
we would see the same effect     click twice
     
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Robert Williams art
a Robert Williams painting     click twice
        
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Brutalist architecture 1968, drawing
1968 architecture
     
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Brutalist architecture,  or smelly trash cube?
     
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Montreal's Habitat
Montreal's Brutalist style 1967 'Habitat'   see larger
     
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French pavilion at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair
more cubes,  but not Brutalist architecture:  part of the French pavilion
at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair   see full size
      
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an 1899 electric kitchen oven photograph
an 1899 electric kitchen oven
           
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flourite crystals photograph
flourite crystals
     
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh clock
a Charles Rennie Mackintosh clock, 1910?
     
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Clement Mere cabinet photograph, 1925
a Clement Mere cabinet, 1925
          
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1958 Philco 4310 tv, color photograph
in 1958,  many homes regarded television as a modern vulgarity,  to be concealed when not in use 
          
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Tower Snappy Camera, 1965
a Tower Snappy Camera, 1965:  the plastic camera had no settings,  and could only photograph and advance the film roll.  The plastic viewfinder was not aligned,  and the plastic lens itself was distorted.  Yet the photographs were magic to a kid.
       
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Josef Jeggle interior, 1904
a Josef Jeggle design for a store interior, 1904     see full size
    
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Goro Shimaoka 1983 realism art, ice cubes
a Goro Shimaoka 1983 realism painting
          
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