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Hundreds of Arbitrary Decisions

Hundreds of Arbitrary Decisions Made By Design (2009)
24" x 36" oil on canvas (unframed)
$1000

Created in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Burnham Plan For Chicago, the grid-based process is in self-reference to the grid-based street layout of the city.

A collectible work that may ultimately have increasing value at each future commemorative milestone:  2034 (125th), 2059 (150th), 2109 (200th).


#metaphors #grid #vintage #fragmentation



From Dream cities: seven urban ideas that shape the world:

Burnham went on to the biggest plan of his career: a regional city plan for his hometown, Chicago, completed in 1909, with Edward Bennett. As depicted in impressive watercolor renderings commissioned from the artist Jules Guerin, the city would be centered on a huge plaza, lined with white colonnaded buildings, all focused on a circular city hall topped with a truly massive and tall dome. From the plaza, diagonal avenues departed, forming a diamond matrix cutting through the …

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