Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tuneful Architecture

Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schellin, German philosopher (1775-1854)

Having spent most of my time over the past three weeks indoors, a walk across the park yesterday gave me a new perspective on my place of employment. Fumihiko Maki has created an architectural gem that does seem to reverberate across the surface of the reflecting pools with tuneful music.

Many have been commented on the museum. Below are a few of the news stories, in case you missed them. ;-)

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-aga-khans-new-home-for-islamic-art-1409880616?KEYWORDS=Aga%20Khan

The Art Newspaper
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Aga-Khans-gift-to-Canada/35472

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardnalley/2014/09/12/keeping-the-faith-a-museum-gifted-by-aga-khan/

The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2014/0/12/pm_and_aga_khan_open_ismaili_centre_and_the_aga_khan_museum.html

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2014/09/08/aga_khan_museum_to_open_sept_18.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/09/15/aga_khan_museum_a_needed_dose_of_civic_ambition_for_toronto_hume.html

Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-aga-khan-museum-and-ismaili-complex-opens-in-toronto/article20591864/

CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/stephen-harper-on-hand-for-aga-khan-museum-opening-1.2764535?autoplay=true

City TV
http://www.citynews.ca/2014/09/10/aga-khan-museum-set-to-open-this-week/

Global
http://globalnews.ca/video/1561289/ismaili-centre-and-aga-khan-museum-officially-opened-in-toronto/

The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/sep/16/aga-khan-museum-ismaili-centre-review-toronto?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

2 comments:

John said...

Having been "through the mill" of new building/new exhibition openings a few times, I readily understand your sense of relief...

This image conveys that sensation perfectly !

Anonymous said...

... always welcome to arrive at an oasis, may it live within its objects and people ...