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 . . .
     
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an advertising graphic from 1873, please notice, cubes blocksan advertising graphic from 1873
    
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Art Sussman 1956, prison cube
Click twice for full size   an Art Sussman book cover illustration, 1956
     
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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 for fantastic full size
      
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children's toy safeboxes, 1900
children's toy safeboxes, 1900:  a professional could probably get in
       
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Rupert Spira mosaic 1990s
Rupert Spira, 1990s
           
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an Eppo Doeve book cover illustration, 1960
an Eppo Doeve book cover illustration, 1960 . . . a mis-shaped cube is called a cuboid
     
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1908 tiny house
a 1908 cuboid
      
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1970 cube radio, Scandinavian design influence
this 1970 Sony radio closed into a cube   see full size
      
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1960s Kraft Caramels ad
1960s Kraft Caramels in crinkly little cellophane wrappers
see full size
       
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Garbage Pail Kids, Trish Squish
'Garbage Pail Kids':  parents disapproved, but kids
 loved them   see full size
      
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japan plastic house 1973?
1973?  a yellow cube house, Japan   see full size
      
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an old box camera, 1915?  It used very large film, but the lense 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 tv screens.
      
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an 1879 teaching aid, cube root block
an 1879 teaching aid
     
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anamorphosis photograph
an anamorphosis photograph:  it's real . . . in person
we would see the same effect   see full size
     
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Robert Williams art
here we see TOO MUCH cube effect:  Robert Williams art   see full size, click twice
        
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Brutalist architecture 1968, drawing
1968
     
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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
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 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 lense 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:  cube crazy   see full size
    
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Goro Shimaoka 1983 realism art, ice cubes
a Goro Shimaoka 1983 realism painting
   
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