Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s Photographs of Greene & Greene Architecture to Go On View for First Time in the U.S.

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Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Visual Arts Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s Photographs of Greene & Greene Architecture to Go On View for First Time in the U.S. “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” features 52 works by the influential 20th-century Japanese-American photographer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 2:03 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Yasuhiro Ishimoto, photograph of Greene & Greene’s Robert R. Blacker house interior detail, Pasadena, 1974, 20 × 16 × 1 in. © Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center.Japanese-American photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s photographs of Greene & Greene architecture will be shown for the first time in the United States in a focused loan exhibition on view at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens from June 18 through Oct. 3, 2016. The influential photographer turned his lens toward the work of California Arts and Crafts architects Greene & Greene in 1974, producing a suite of images for the Japanese design magazine Approach. Before his death, Ishimoto expressed his wish to have these photographs shown in the United States. Now, more than 40 years after the photos were made, his wish will come true.Forty-six sumptuous black-and-white photographs printed by the artist and on loan from The Museum of Art, Kochi in Japan will showcase the Approach magazine commission along with six seminal photographs that Ishimoto made of the 17th-century Katsura Imperial Villa in Japan in 1954.“Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” coincides with the reopening of a refreshed permanent display of Greene & Greene furniture (organized in collaboration with the Gamble House/University of Southern California). The proximity of the two galleries will allow visitors to experience the designs of Charles and Henry Greene (known for principled, hand-crafted, and distinctive early 20th-century Arts and Crafts homes) just a few yards away from their photographic interpretations by Ishimoto.“Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s beautifully sensitive photographs of famous Greene & Greene commissions are extraordinary in their composition, texture, and perception, and will add new meaning for visitors, as they wander the galleries and explore our collections,” said Kevin Salatino, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections at The Huntington. “We are seriously committed to collecting, and displaying, works that represent both the field of American Arts and Crafts as well as its predecessor, the European Design Reform movement. Being able to showcase Ishimoto’s work provides a fascinating, and exquisite, interpretation of that world.”Although the Japanese influence on the architecture of the Greene brothers has been widely acknowledged, this exhibition is the first in the United States to examine the influence from a Japanese perspective.“Ishimoto’s images represent a unique vision, fashioned by his birth and education in the United States and a subsequent career in Japan, where he ultimately became a naturalized citizen,” said Anne Mallek, former curator of the Gamble House, a 1908 Greene & Greene structure in Pasadena, Calif. “He developed a new and personal perspective, liberated from historical precedent or framework, so he could capture a 17th-century villa near Kyoto, or the Greenes’ work, in a manner bordering on the abstract. His images don’t set the works of architecture apart from the viewer, nor do they put them on a pedestal. One is pulled in, as if to observe with the photographer the details that only the architects and craftsmen may have cared about in creating the structure.” Mallek curated the exhibition with Edward R. “Ted” Bosley, Gamble House director.American post-World War II photographer Minor White called Ishimoto a “visual bi-linguist”—someone who, by circumstances of birth and education, became uniquely suited to interpret cultural links between Japan and America. Born in San Francisco in 1921 to immigrant parents, Yasuhiro Ishimoto grew up in Japan and returned to California to attend college in 1939. In 1942, he was removed to a Colorado internment camp, where he spent the war years nurturing an interest in photography. He later enrolled at the Chicago Institute of Design, founded by ex-Bauhaus instructor László Moholy-Nagy. Ishimoto returned to Japan in the 1960s.“Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” features a gallery booklet and wall text in both English and Japanese, with the installation organized into six thematic categories: pattern, rhythm, post and beam, details, views, light and dark.In a striking example of the photographer’s attention to architectural details, Blacker House with Interior Detail captures a portion of the staircase of the 1907 Robert R. Blacker house in Pasadena. The photograph focuses on the softness of a carved spiral, or whirlpool form—traditionally known in Japanese as naruto—bringing to life the velvety smooth texture of the hand-sanded teak, as well as the layers and insertions of wood members. The composition demonstrates Ishimoto’s sensitivity to the timeless artistry inherent in the Greenes’ work, in the same manner that his photographs of Katsura Villa 20 years earlier had translated the details of its 17th-century buildings for modern audiences.Another highlight of the exhibition is a view of the Gamble House’s west elevation. The photo captures the house in the late afternoon sun as it highlights the ends of projecting rafter tails, while throwing the undersides of the eaves and sleeping porches into deep shadow. “Ishimoto is playing with contrast here, and how light can transform a building graphically,” said Mallek. “He’s emphasizing its horizontality as the elongated shadow of the sleeping porch roof extends at an angle down the façade of the house.” The image also sympathizes with Charles Greene’s suggested purpose for the extended rafters on the house—Greene once said they were included “because they cast such beautiful shadows.”Such design elements may have been born of the Greenes’ interest in Japanese construction, and many of Ishimoto’s photographs of Katsura Villa and of the Greenes’ work would appear to authenticate this connection. In both groups of images, the artist focuses on the graceful intersections of vertical and horizontal lines in post-and-beam structures, as he does in Gamble House Sleeping Porch Detail. This photograph of a structurally complex porch corner of intersecting beams and distinctively shaped railings seems to have been made with a loving eye—planks of wood become soft and undulating, and the use of natural light makes smooth surfaces reflective while architectural shapes glow with a magical quality.“Ishimoto rarely made an image of a structure in its entirety, but chose rather to examine details and create abstractions, focusing on pattern, light, and structure,” said Mallek. “All of the images telegraph his sensitivity to material, texture, form and light.”CreditThis exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Steven and Kelly McLeod Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Rose Hills Foundation, Frank and Toshie Mosher, Harvey and Ellen Knell, Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Ledbetter, Akiko Satsuma, and the Susan and Stephen Chandler Exhibition Endowment.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. For more information contact (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org. 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Limerick Post leads in local newspaper circulation race

first_imgPrint Paid-for newspapers circulation takes a diveLATEST audited figures released by the UK-based Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) puts the Limerick Post in lead position having the highest circulation amongst the regions local newspapers. During a period when a substantial number of newspapers and particularly the paid-for newspapers are suffering uncomfortable declines in readership, circulation and advertising sales, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up the Limerick Post has again shown its strength by being the region’s biggest and most widely circulated local newspaper.ABC publishes its reports twice annually to monitor the accurate levels of newspaper circulation in both paid-for and free newspaper markets. Its circulation figures are the recognised gauge of factual newspaper circulation statistics.The report comes at a time of plummeting circulation in the sales of paid-for local newspapers. Countless local newspapers are experiencing falls of nearly 20 per cent in readership over the past two years.This tied with advertising sales figures in paid-for newspapers in free fall, as traditional newspapers like the Limerick Leader are being forced into massive restructuring which only recently led to the Limerick Leader transferring 19 jobs to the North of Ireland in a bid to survive.ABC also publishes the accepted sales and readership figures for all of the top national and international newspapers in Ireland and the UK.The Limerick Post total certified door-to-door circulation increased by a massive 1,620 a week to 16,693, plus it’s bulk circulation of 32,315 makes the Limerick Post the runaway leader in the race to be Limerick’s most read newspaper.Circulation figures for the Limerick Leader fell again to just 19,034 while figures for The Limerick Chronicle have not been reported for this period.The Limerick Independent has also failed to report bulk circulation figures for the second consecutive six-month period.Industry sources say that failure to report figures by newspapers that had previously done so is an indication of an even more dramatic fall in circulation than was earlier feared.Many newspapers have opted not to be certified by ABC, as they endeavour to conceal plummeting sales and circulation figures in a time of exceptional crisis for the media industry.The trend of decreasing circulation has intensified; with some papers no longer reporting figures, much evident in the latest results from ABC for Ireland’s local paid for newspapers. Industry sources are placing this failure to report figures down to the spectacular fall-off in circulation for many local paid-for newspapers throughout the country.The latest report from ABC, covering the period January to June 2009, confirms the alarming rate of decline for many local papers.However, the latest ABC figures show that the paid-for newspaper market in Ireland is suffering major losses in newspaper sales, advertising sales and more importantly readership.Many newspapers around the country are planning or have already implemented layoffs, wage cuts and working hour reductions in a bid to survive. Media owners are now trying to reduce staff numbers to sustainable levels.Previous loyal readers of the paid-for newspapers are reluctant to pay prices in excess of g2 for their weekly newspaper when there is so much free news available through free newspapers and local radio. Owned by the media industry, ABC independently verifies and reports on media performance, providing a major trading currency for media buyers and owners across print, events, digital and evolving platforms.To checkout the latest newspaper figures online go to www.abc.org.uk.  Previous articleGig of the weekNext articleHowlett, Mafi and Manning start for Munster’s opener admin Email Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick Post leads in local newspaper circulation raceBy admin – September 3, 2009 873 Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

When Heartbreak Hits: 10 Reasons to be Grateful for Grief.

first_img Share 60 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share With all heartbreak comes great grief . There are many ways we can grieve and we all have different ways of expressing it.Some of us get busy and distract ourselves from the pain. Some of us find it hard to do anything at all. Or, we swing in-between.When we grieve in a healthy and supportive way, we meet the change that is occurring in our life head on.Change is our biggest teacher because from it we learn how we best want to live our lives.Use your heartbreak to become aware of your opportunities to grow, to love yourself more deeply, and get clearer about what you want. Even with the pain, heartbreak can be a gift and something to be grateful for. Here are 10 reasons to be grateful for grief in order to peacefully move on:1) Grief supports us to let go. There is a reason why grief exists. It is a natural and important part of letting go. If we judge our grief as silly, stupid, or wrong, it magnetizes more pain. Allowing time to grieve creates space for something new and better to come into our life.2) Grief allows a release. Like a cup that is overflowing, we need to empty our reserves. Frozen grief is when the water in the cup turns to ice and we are unable to move forward productively, damaging our spirit. Yet, healthy grief is necessary to release the past and move on. 3) Grief creates closure. Without grief we wouldn’t be able to make peace with our past and close the door. Hanging on to the past by denying our grief keeps us from making the best of our lives. When we give ourselves the space and time to grieve we are initiated gently and ever so lovingly to walk through a new door.4) Grief supports integration. Integration means to become whole, entire, or complete as if a fragment that was left in the past is placed back into ourselves so that we can be made whole. The integration that comes with grief allows us to restore. It takes some time to balance. Like a computer, our body needs to download updated programs and recalibrate in order to refresh and boot up anew. 5) Grief allows us to not have to make sense of it all. Attempting to make sense of your recent heartbreak may leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed or helpless. Rather than try to make sense of it or give it meaning (which could drive you crazy in the end) realize that it’s not necessary at this time to understand it. Give your mind a break from trying to figure it all out, let yourself grieve and things will be much easier for you in the end. 6) Grief heals.  In the healing process that comes with grief, we let go of the pain from the past and come to know in our heart of hearts our life is of purpose. After a healthy grieving time, you will feel lighter or even anticipate with enthusiasm the new direction you are headed. When you grieve with the intention to heal you will ultimately feel an opening in your heart like the sun coming out from behind the clouds.7) Grief teaches us about ourselves. The pain of heartbreak allows us to see how we respond to change. By looking closely at how we respond to change we can learn how to best meet change when it comes again. We grow, we evolve and we come to know ourselves more deeply, gaining clarity about the kind of life and future relationships we want to create. Using every experience, even the painful ones, as a learning opportunity is how we transform and evolve. Go within and use this precious time to connect back to the most important person in your life – YOU!8) Grief brings acceptance. By accepting our grief and allowing it to be present, we give ourselves permission to feel however we feel. The anger, shock, anxiety and tears that we feel when we endure loss is part of the human experience. When heartbreak happens we really have no choice in the matter. Preference takes a back seat and we learn a powerful tool that empowers and strengthens our daily life: To accept what is. 9) Grief can set you free. When sudden change occurs in your life, you are asked to stretch beyond your usual limit at rapid speed. As if from nowhere, you may find yourself questioning not only who and where you are, but where you are going. When change happens suddenly, it does so to break you free of your habituated nature, exploding your reality so that you can wake up to the new and go to the next level in yourself.10) Grief connects us to others.  After going though a painful experience and getting to know grief intimately, we develop deeper compassion for others’ pain. We have more tools, more understanding, and are more able to help. Our grief offers us the gift of being of service to others, connecting us all through the common pain we share.So feel what you feel without dramatizing it or indulging it and allow yourself to grieve. Know that if you give yourself some time and space, reach out for support and counseling if you need you will come out of it a better person. By Lynn Zavaro, author of The Game of You™center_img Tweet LifestyleRelationships When Heartbreak Hits: 10 Reasons to be Grateful for Grief. by: – May 5, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Associated Press Wallace is the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series, and just two weeks ago he successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues. NASCAR has launched an investigation. Meanwhile, the series races at Talladega today after a one-day rain delay.ZANARDI INJUREDZanardi stable but not ready to be brought out of comaSIENA, Italy (AP) — Doctors say Alex Zanardi remains in stable condition after a crash on his handbike and for now will stay in a medically induced coma. A hospital in Siena says the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist spent a third night in intensive care without change and that his neurological condition remains grave. The hospital’s medical director says “we need to have patience.” Zanardi has been in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator since he crashed his handbike into a truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on Friday during a relay race.DJOKOVIC EVENT-VIRUS CASES2 virus cases following Djokovic’s charity event PARIS (AP) — Formula One has announced an initiative aimed at tackling racism and encouraging more diversity within the series. F1 says “We Race As One” will also address issues surrounding inequality, sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic. F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix as the first of eight scheduled European races through September. F1 says “we want our restart to show that as a sporting community we stand united against racism and we will do more to address inequality and diversity.”Women’s WCup-Japan ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Two tennis players have now tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in Novak Djokovic’s charity tennis exhibition in Croatia. Borna Coric, ranked 33rd in the world, tweeted that he feels well and has no symptoms, but is urging anyone who has had close contact with him to be tested for COVID-19. Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov also has said that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic will now be tested as well. His media team says he has no symptoms but “he needs to do the test and then we will see what’s going on.”F1-DIVERSITYF1 announces new initiative to tackle racism and inequality June 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-TALLADEGA-NOOSEBubba Wallace says racial incident won’t break himTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says a noose found in his garage stall at Talladega in Alabama “will not break me.” Wallace says, “I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.” Japan out of 2023 Women’s WCup; Australia-NZ bid favoredTOKYO (AP) — Japan has pulled out of bidding to host soccer’s 2023 Women’s World Cup. That leaves the top-rated joint bid by Australia and New Zealand a clear favorite in the FIFA vote on Thursday. That bid received the highest evaluation from FIFA with Japan rated second and Colombia third. Japan and Australia are both members of the governing body of Asian soccer. Asian soccer president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain praises Japan’s decision as “another impressive show of Asian football unity.”last_img read more