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Michael Graves, Architect and Designer of Buildings and Target Line, Died

Michael Graves, Architect and Designer of Buildings and Target Line, Died

It is rare for an architect to become a household name or designer spawning a line of housewares, but Michael Graves. of Humana and Target fame who died today, was unusual. His flare for design incorporated practicality and whimsy, which made his household goods very functional and popular. The Indianapolis-born Graves died Thursday at his […]

Google Releases Plans for New Utopian Headquarters [Video]

Google Releases Plans for New Utopian Headquarters [Video]

On Friday, city officials in Mountain View, California received building plans for Google’s new headquarters. The plans look less like blueprints for a building and more like a movie set for the next sci-fi thriller. Google has released images and a video (below) that reveal what their utopian vision for this new headquarters may look […]

Event Honors Artist and Artistry of Muralist Hildreth Meière

Event Honors Artist and Artistry of Muralist Hildreth Meière

The work of American artist Hildreth Meière is the subject of special event, Sept. 23, 2014, in New York. This lecture open to the public, will be presented at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium by Catherine Coleman Brawer, art historian and curator. Meière (1892-1961), a native New Yorker, had a prolific career that spanned across […]

Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Throughout the 2014 Salzburg Festival, the arts section of the Guardian Liberty Voice has featured articles about various museums and concert venues in Salzburg, Austria. The last article in this series is about the summer palace of a 17th-century prince-archbishop with a sense of humor. The Hellbrunn Palace grounds had humorous trick fountains installed that […]

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

The Summer Riding School or Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, Austria, was originally a 17th-century equestrian arena that was converted in 1926 to a theater for the Salzburg Festival. Its location is an example of re-used space, having been the quarry where conglomerate rock was cut for the Salzburg Cathedral. The space is recognized with its three […]

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace, or Schloss Mirabell, is a Baroque palace in Salzburg, Austria, with elegant gardens, fountains and statues of mythological creatures. It was built in 1606, during the time when Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state and part of the Holy Roman Empire. The wealth and power of the ruling prince-archbishops transformed Salzburg from a medieval […]

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

The Salzburg Cathedral, known as the Salzburger Dom, has been the site of sacred festivals, processions, religious services and concerts since the Middle Ages. It is the annual venue for one of the opening weekend concerts of the Salzburg Festival. Consecrated in 1628, the Salzburg Cathedral is an example of early Baroque architecture that combines […]

St. Louis Old Courthouse: Architectural Landmark and Historic Museum

St. Louis Old Courthouse: Architectural Landmark and Historic Museum

The Old Courthouse in St. Louis reflects the events that defined and divided Missouri and the nation during the 19th through early 20th centuries. It stands as an iconic architectural landmark and historic museum with exhibits, sculpture and paintings showing the growth of St. Louis from a small trading post to a vibrant city of […]

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