Life in the Imperium (13).

Sad new about the death of Lebbeus Woods this week - his OneFiveFour collection is a constant inspiration. 




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  1. There's a great obituary here on the excellent BldgBlg: http://bldgblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/lebbeus-woods-1940-2012.html

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  2. I love his Lower Manhattan drawing.

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    1. It's stunning, isn't it - it reminds me of bits of 2000AD or some of the city-scapes in the Akira books.

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  3. Sad news. But what an extraordinary moving obituary from a friend:

    "Speaking only for myself, Lebbeus is a canonical figure in the West — and I mean a West not of landed aristocrats, armies, and regal blood-lines but of travelers, heretics, outsiders, peripheral exploratory figures whose missives and maps from the edges of things always chip away at the doomed fortifications of the people who thought the world not only was ownable, but that it was theirs."

    Thanks for the link Fulgrim.

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    1. A pleasure - it's a really touching obituary, no? I really recommend trawling through Bldg Blg (and picking up their first book) if you're not familiar with it.

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  4. Oh wow never heard of this guy .. many thanks for opening my eyes mate.. I love It. ;-)

    @ FOPA .. Now that is what i call an obituary ..
    went straight to the soul.

    thanks guys .. i will definitely try and learn more about his work.

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    1. I think Tammy's just put a link to his Guardian obituary, too, on Tears of Envy.

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