The Arts in Smaller Communities (And their Encouragement) by Robert Gard

Monday, May 12, 2014

“Gard in Field” University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, Used With Permission By Savannah Barrett Maryo Gard Ewell and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation recently shared with Art…

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Readings: John Brinckerhoff Jackson: Discovering The Vernacular Landscape

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Grain Elevator from Measure of Happiness; Frank Gohlke We offer this Readings selection from John Brinckerhoff Jackson’s seminal text Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. The New York Times called…

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Lost Between The Country And The City

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Giant Swing at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri  It is significant, for example, that the common image of the country is now an image of the…

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Readings: The Egg And The Machine

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Food Security; larger, high resolution images available at The Lexicon for Sustainability Today we offer a Readings selection from Robert Frost: his 1923 poem “The Egg And The…

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Readings: A Route on the Map: Italo Calvino and Double Edge Theatre

Monday, April 23, 2012

Photographs of The Grand Parade; Maria Baranova In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions. Today…

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Readings: The Unreported Arts Recession of 1997 by Dudley Cocke

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dudley Cocke; Imagining America In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions. Today we feature the…

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Idiom and Assimilation: Miles Davis & C.D. Wright

Saturday, April 7, 2012

John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, recording in 1958 If there is any particular affinity I have for poetry associated with the South, it is…

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