4 06 2010

self-guided S10 NYC ITINERARY 2 return to the MORGAN LIBRARY in manhattan over this weekend/week to visit PALLADIO and HIS LEGACY. click on the image at left to access the morgan library web site.

S10 NYC ITINERARY 2 follows S10 NYC ITINERARY 1 by expanding the range of italian typologies in their anglo/american manifestations.  as we saw repeatedly on tuesday’s walk around manhattan, classical + renaissance models of urban spaces + buildings were repeatedly invoked by architects + planners in the 19th + early 20th centuries, even as those models were utterly transformed programmatically.

assignment see EWR ITINERARIES + ASSIGNMENTS page before you visit the morgan for the related assignment  S10 EWR HG PRECEDENT assignment 01 DUE 14JUN10 revised DUE 21JUN10.

self-guided check out the KEY to the CITY web site by clicking the logo.  visit the project’s kiosk in TIMES SQUARE.

assignment write a 200-word review of the project in a comment to this post> due 08 JUN 2010!

For centuries, the key to the city has been used to honor a city’s heroes and visiting dignitaries. Now, artist Paul Ramírez Jonas has created a Key to the City that is not only a symbolic award, but also a functional key—opening spaces across all five boroughs of New York City. This Key to the City is intended for everyday citizens, who will award one another the key for reasons large and small. Once in hand, the key launches a citywide exploration of back doors, front gates, community gardens, graveyards, and museums that suggests that the city is a series of spaces that are either locked or unlocked.