Inspire Me Monday: The Futuristic Work of Uno Prii
Uno Prii's looming, futuristic edifices were bold and brash to a city that was partial to Queen Anne and Romanesque styles. He was criticized and even sneered at by his contemporaries, but his work lived on and became part of the city's hitherto traditional skyline. Slowly but surely, younger generations learned to appreciate Prii's daring works of soaring concrete, and began to notice their eccentric details and beautiful lines.
Survey of Modern Mosaics, Part 1: The Federal Arts Project
Mosaics are an ancient art; the oldest known examples are over 5,000 years old! This particular artistic trend was not in vogue in the United States however, until the Federal Arts Project of the 1930s began to commission large-scale mosaics across the country. Suddenly, the American public remembered the singular beauty of this ancient tradition and a new era of mosaic art came to life.