Sunday, September 5, 2010

I would like to take you to PS 1

The MoMA security guards don't like it when you take photos of the art - or even the view out the window of the museum. Though I did surreptitiously capture this giant negative strip, I could not get the amazing mountainscapes carved into glued stacks of Architectural Record magazines - with a dremel, perhaps? - in the next classroom/gallery over. Schools built when daylight was encouraged indoors make good galleries.

I do love a solid-built brick school that gets another life, owing to smart folks and solid "dumb" construction that lends the building to new uses because it is simple enough. So many schools and other public buildings the result of corporate-like consolidation and 1950s flight to the suburbs met the bulldozer in the 1960s, 70s, 80s. The history brief on PS 1 is HERE. Thanks to art lovers of the 70s, we have PS1 - and Savannah College of Art & Design, among others.
The wrought iron rail in the school's hallway conjured some interesting images... I hope no schoolchildren were impaled upon its spikes.
The boiler room's got bling.
Young Architects like PVC and net -

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