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Seashells and The Seashore

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Among our first primordial human passions was collecting sea shells for aesthetic, utilitarian and commercial purposes.  Across time and cultures seashells have played a role in art, commerce, religion, and our technology.  Let’s consider the aesthetics of seashells in painting … Continued

Electric Nights

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Approaching the middle of the 19th century cities were introduced to gas lighting. It was brighter than all previous lamp lights. Cities could further develop their night life, invent a new style and identity. As the 20th Century approached Electric … Continued

Ancient Sacred Spaces

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One of the most intriguing spaces of my childhood was the interior of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. It was standard gothic, soaring arches, a long narrow nave with tall stained glass windows anchored above the altar. It … Continued