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CROSS PURPOSE

Small in scale but large in impact, these crosses speak through objects, colors, symbols, and patterns, all juxtaposed to deeply touch the innermost being.                                                                                                                 -—Diane Kirkpatrick CROSS PURPOSE Preface by Cathy Cash Spellman, foreword by Diane Kirkpatrick, essay by Charles A. Riley II Bespoke jewelry designer and artist Adria de Haume fashioned her first cross sculpture in 1982 to encourage the recovery of a critically ill friend. She has since harnessed the power of the cruciform to create a splendid array of personal, intricate, and truly meaningful cross-centric pieces. For three decades, de Haume’s sculptures have inspired, comforted, and delighted viewers and collectors. Cross Purpose is an exquisitely striking homage to this dominant and revered art form, illustrating the range …

Book Review: Portraits Of The New Architecture 2

Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture II introduces thirty-four new and exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping the future of architectural design. With an insightful introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger, this magnificent volume includes sketches and designs as well as Richard Schulman’s stunning portraits of these architects’ projects. Featured architects include David Adjaye, Asymptote, Bjarke Ingles,Jeanne Gang, Dominique Perrault, Annabelle Selldorf, and Alvaro Siza. While the book emphasizes the power of contemporary architecture, Schulman’s excellent images reveal unique and intimate angles, and the sketches and layouts provide a special perspective into each project’s genesis. Every building, whatever its place or its purpose, is both a social and an aesthetic statement, and who is making that statement continues to matter. —Paul Goldberger Richard Schulman has photographed leading artists, collectors, and patrons of the arts, as well as architectural masterpieces as found in his first book for Assouline, Portraits of the New Architecture (2004). Schulm an’s work has appeared in The New York Times, the London Times, Vanity Fair, Paris …