Tag: Ayn Rand

Copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood

Sunday, 4 May, 2014 0 Comments

“Look, said Roark. The famous flutings on the famous columns — what are they there for? To hide the joints in wood — when columns were made of wood, only these aren’t, they’re marble. The triglyphs, what are they? Wood. Wooden beams, the way they had to be laid when people began to build wooden […]

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Returning from the flea market

Sunday, 9 March, 2014 0 Comments

It is said that back in the 1880s, a visitor to St.-Ouen, just outside Porte de Clignancourt in Paris, observed traders selling scrap metal, old furniture and rags, and exclaimed, “My word, but it’s a market of fleas!” And it is from the French marché aux puces that the English term “flea market” is derived. […]

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