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LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton By JEF7REY HILDNER
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LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton features the memorial tribute that I wrote for Laura—my steadfast friend of 35 years and my partner for the last 3½ years of her life—on... More > April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday. I titled the tribute “Live Brave” and started writing at the stroke of midnight. I wrote till the sun came up. The book, which includes additional commentary and photos, also serves as a threshold to another tribute to Laura that I hope to create—a building: an architectural monument. I've given it a name. LIVE BRAVE | The Middleton Memorial. I envision this memorial as an artistic expression of my love for Laura—and her love for me: our love story—and a tribute to star-crossed lovers throughout space and time. I foresee this memorial speaking to everyone, from Laura’s friends and family to strangers down through the ages. A poetic reminder in concrete, steel, and stone—space and light—to follow Laura’s shining-star example and Live Brave. Love Brave.< Less
VISUAL EF9ECTS | Architecture and the Chess Game of Form & Story By JEF7REY HILDNER
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"Architecture is a chess game of Form & Story waged on the battlefield of a building and its site." —Jef7rey Hildner, Visual Ef9ects A GREAT BUILDING presents more than a... More > breathtaking expression of the aesthetics of materials, space, and light—more than a stunning display of Abstract Form. Like architecture since the dawn of time, a great building tells a Symbolic Story. The cinematic metaphor of chess helps us see how Form & Story can join forces through "collaborative conflict," fraught with peril, to create a heart pounding work of art. In a building, everything must be formed, but a great building, like a great movie, presents more than Form, more than Visual Effects. A great building presents Visual Ef9ects. That "9" stands for Story. Truth. My book ​presents a manifesto. Build beautiful. Build the truth. Visual Ef9ects springs from the talk I gave in 2016 for the Symposium on Formalism at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Program in Florence. (Cover C—"Kind of Blue")< Less
LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton By JEF7REY HILDNER
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LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute To Laura Middleton features the memorial tribute that I wrote for Laura—my steadfast friend of 35 years and my partner for the last 3½ years of her life—on... More > April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday. I titled the tribute “Live Brave” and started writing at the stroke of midnight. I wrote till the sun came up. The book, which includes additional commentary and photos, also serves as a threshold to another tribute to Laura that I hope to create—a building: an architectural monument. I've given it a name. LIVE BRAVE | The Middleton Memorial. I envision this memorial as an artistic expression of my love for Laura—and her love for me: our love story—and a tribute to star-crossed lovers throughout space and time. I foresee this memorial speaking to everyone, from Laura’s friends and family to strangers down through the ages. A poetic reminder in concrete, steel, and stone—space and light—to follow Laura’s shining-star example and Live Brave. Love Brave.< Less
PICASSO LESSONS: The Sixth Woman of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon By JEF7REY HILDNER
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2007 MARKED THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of Pablo Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The Demoiselles triggered the invention of Cubism and ignited an artistic revolution. Form broke free.... More > Abstraction erupted. In this short essay, The Architect Painter JEF7REY HILDNER revisits Picasso's landmark canvas, X-rays its organizing principles, and discovers new . . . PICASSO LESSONS. JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. Author of eight books (from Daedalus 9, Henry Trucks—Painter, and Visual Ef9ects to Live Brave and Metaphysical Warrior), his award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Journal of Architectural Education and Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
HENRY TRUCKS — PAINTER : ancient myths meet modern landscapes | 1995-2010 By JEF7REY HILDNER
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"THE VISUAL = THE VISIBLE + THE INVISIBLE : ART. Through painting, I seek to find the Significant Form & Significant Space of my architecture. Through painting, I foreshadow an architecture... More > of Form & Story. Architecture is the stage set for the drama of life. Architecture is a story told through a building." PAINTER JEF7REY HILDNER AKA HENRY TRUCKS draws on his inspiration as an architect to explore the theme of the rectangle, simultaneously aesthetic and symbolic. He explores what he calls the "Visual Chess Game of Move & Meaning"— the basis for an architecture of Form & Story that he has so far most fully realized in his award-winning project Dante|Telescope House. JEF7REY HILDNER'S work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Journal of Architectural Education and Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
DAEDALUS 9 | THE ARCHITECT PAINTER [improv 1.0] By JEF7REY HILDNER
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READY. FIRE. AIM. On February 22, 2010, I gave myself 9 hours to create a 100-page book. The result: the first edition of Daedalus 9. I started from scratch. I didn't have a plan. All I had was a... More > goal. And a clock. Like a musician, I simply started to play. And guided by the Thelonious Monk principle, “There are no wrong notes,” I played until time ran out then sent the PDFs of the interior and cover to the printer. In this 2018 Edition remix, I reset the clock, giving myself more time to develop the book and clearly convey core concepts. Upshot? A GPS for all my future work: A Manifesto. JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. Author of 7 books, including Garches 1234, Henry Trucks—Painter, and Visual Ef9ects, his award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
DAEDALUS 9 | THE ARCHITECT PAINTER [improv 1.0] By JEF7REY HILDNER
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READY. FIRE. AIM. On February 22, 2010, I gave myself 9 hours to create a 100-page book. The result: the first edition of Daedalus 9. I started from scratch. I didn't have a plan. All I had was a... More > goal. And a clock. Like a musician, I simply started to play. And guided by the Thelonious Monk principle, “There are no wrong notes,” I played until time ran out then sent the PDFs of the interior and cover to the printer. In this 2018 Edition remix, I reset the clock, giving myself more time to develop the book and clearly convey core concepts. Upshot? A GPS for all my future work: A Manifesto. JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. Author of 7 books, including Garches 1234, Henry Trucks—Painter, and Visual Ef9ects, his award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
GARCHES 1234 | Remembering the Mathematics of the Ideal Villa: An Essay on Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa de Monzie/Stein By JEF7REY HILDNER
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IN 1927, THE GREAT SWISS-FRENCH ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER completed a house in the Paris suburb of Garches. Twenty years later, British scholar Colin Rowe’s essay “The Mathematics of the... More > Ideal Villa” brought Garches to the foreground. And Garches—as architects refer to the house—has stayed there ever since. GARCHES 1234 picks up where Rowe's essay left off and throws bold light on Le Corbusier’s assertion that at Garches, more than any of his other projects, “proportion ruled absolutely there, as absolute mistress.” ARCHITECT JEF7REY HILDNER published an early version of this essay in the refereed Journal of Architectural Education. Here the essay appears in its final and fully illustrated form. JEF7REY HILDNER'S award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
GARCHES 1234 | Remembering the Mathematics of the Ideal Villa: An Essay on Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa de Monzie/Stein By JEF7REY HILDNER
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IN 1927, THE GREAT SWISS-FRENCH ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER completed a house in the Paris suburb of Garches. Twenty years later, British scholar Colin Rowe’s essay “The Mathematics of the... More > Ideal Villa” brought Garches to the foreground. And Garches—as architects refer to the house—has stayed there ever since. GARCHES 1234 picks up where Rowe's essay left off and throws bold light on Le Corbusier’s assertion that at Garches, more than any of his other projects, “proportion ruled absolutely there, as absolute mistress.” ARCHITECT JEF7REY HILDNER published an early version of this essay in the refereed Journal of Architectural Education. Here the essay appears in its final and fully illustrated form. JEF7REY HILDNER'S award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including Global Architecture Houses. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University.< Less
METAPHYSICAL WARRIOR: Meditations on the art & science of life By JEF7REY HILDNER
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"I coexist with and express Life as a sunbeam coexists with and expresses the sun. And so do you." JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. In Metaphysical Warrior, he... More > draws on his perspective as an artist and a spiritual explorer to survey the blueprint of reality, revealing deeply personal insights that light his path through life. Metaphysical Warrior looks less like a finished painting and more like an exuberantly primed canvas, but pay attention: This brave offbeat book might wake you up, move you forward, and set you free. JEF7REY HILDNER'S award-winning work and his essays on the theory and practice of art appear in a wide range of publications, including JAE and Global Architecture Houses. He has also written more than 225 articles on practical spirituality for The Christian Science Monitor and its sister magazines. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University. Profile: www.thearchitectpainter.com/profile.html< Less