Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Tuesday November 4, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:55 AM

Library of Paradise

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In memory of architect Philip Chu, who designed the above library at Amherst College:

“Chu was best known for his designs of college libraries, which his family said blended ‘modern influences from such innovators as Frank Lloyd Wright, the Oriental use of space and exterior design together with the traditional materials.’ Critics characterized his designs as ‘warm and inviting,’ his family said in a written statement.

Among his designs were the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College, which was dedicated by President John Kennedy…”

Honolulu Advertiser, Nov. 3, 2003

And now I was beginning to surmise:
Here was the library of Paradise.

Hermann Hesse, Magister Ludi

Chu died at 83 in Honolulu on
October 27, 2003.

See Dream of Heaven, Oct. 27, 2003.

See, too, ART WARS for Oct. 26, 2003
Forty years to the day after Kennedy’s remarks at Amherst.


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