Douglas Ross, "Vitrine," 1999. Steel, acrylic architectural glazing, concrete, rubber, hardware, latex paint, 13' x 30' x 5.5'.
“Like a museum for one object, built around an existing New York City Parks Department flag pole at Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY.”
—Douglas Ross, home.bway.net/douglas/
Urban architecture is no stranger to criticism and failure. Consider the work of Le Corbusier “whose legacy of urban plans…has been mythologized and often maligned.”
How does the life of a boxer compare to the life of an artist?
In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”
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