Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

Archive for January, 2012|Monthly archive page

“Civil War Docs In Town”

In Exhibit Design, Historic Preservation on January 30, 2012 at 1:46 am

You can imagine women in petticoats down there twirling their bright parasols in the sun. Men jostle for position on the riverbank and children in britches tumble playfully in the grass. A breeze ripples across the water as a cheer goes up. Listing precariously, an overloaded boat rounds into view. The cargo is human wreckage. The wounded, fresh from the Civil War battlefront, have arrived in Philadelphia. Great sport, really. Something lively to do and see on a lazy summer afternoon…



In Artist Profile on January 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm

“Total Embellishment” 

Smashed mirrors, broken porcelain dishes, shattered glass bottles…what’s going on here!

Long before painter, filmmaker and showman Julian Schnabel was piling up broken tea cups on canvas, Isaiah Zagar was busy at work creating dazzling mosaics that exploded like glittering stardust across Philadelphia and throughout the world.