Weekend 232.0

The long path from material through function to creative work has only one goal: to create order out of the desperate confusion of our time. — Mies van der Rohe

(1) Re: Conservatism for Kids (NRO)

(1a) After the Waters Receded (WSJ)

“Yet as the returnees would soon learn, the challenges posed by Mother Nature were surmountable; the real obstacles came from Uncle Sam and local government.

As Mr. Wooten recounts, obstacles abounded from a municipality bent on redesigning New Orleans while the city was still in crisis.”

(1b) The TED Takedown Everyone’s Talking About (WSJ)

(2) Photo-Op: Curbside Cubism (WSJ)

(3) A Testament of Faith (WSJ)

“Even more than the sacred text painstakingly copied in an insular, majuscule script, the manuscript’s exquisite decoration attests to the faith and visionary creative genius of the medieval Irish monks, who believed that one could discover in such endlessly imaginative amalgams of enigmatic earthly and heavenly images entwined with the written word not only the power of the art of the book but the mystery and magnificence of the Divinity.”


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