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  • Designing woman preserves observatory’s past for future

    By Morris Newman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Brenda Levin sometimes said that she wishes her original architectural designs would get as much attention as her historic-preservation efforts, such as the restoration she's just completed of the Griffith Observatory. If so, there is no detectible ambivalence in her voice on this...

  • Surprise lesson lurks in show of painters’ works

    By Morris Newman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Outwardly, the paintings of the Philip Guston and Giorgio de Chirico do not have much in common. De Chirico's world is a silent place of deserted plazas, long afternoon shadows and motionless trains. In his interiors, faceless mannequins sit in airless rooms, surrounded by spears,...
  • Which came first: the building or the dress?

    By Morris Newman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A model at a Parisian fashion show sports an enormous collar that almost hides her head in an aureole of stiff, folded cloth. So stiff does the cloth appear, in fact, that it could almost be mistaken for concrete. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Japan, architects have covered the ceiling of...