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ablarc
May 12th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Jasonik, thanks for starting this thread.


Hustler Club -- Manhattan
A piquant (and classic) irony ...


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... because you could say Doric is the most classic of the classic.

clas•sic (klas’ik)adj.

[Fr. classique, from L. classicus of the highest class of Roman citizens, of the first rank, hence superior, from classis, a class.]

1:of the highest class or rank.

2: of recognized value; serving as a standard or model of excellence.

3: in fashion year after year; of enduring interest, quality or style.

4: characterized by simple lines.

5: balanced, formal, objective, austere, regular.

6: traditional, historically memorable; noted because of special associations.

7: characteristic of the ancient Greeks and Romans or their culture.

8: authentic, authoritative, typical.

9: in accordance with established principles of excellence in the arts and sciences.


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Sometimes Ionic can come across as Doric, but it's all classic:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0003.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin. Architecture by Andrea P.

”Use bullets and spare the verbiage.”

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0006.jpg
Sculpture byAntonio Canova.

Of recognized value; serving as a standard or model of excellence...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0010.jpg
Painting by Laubin. Architecture by Hawksmoor.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0030.jpg
Painting by Antonio Canale (Canaletto).

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0035.jpg
Photo by MidtownGuy.

Classic pastimes...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0036.jpg
Painting by Jean-Leon Gerome.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0037.jpg
Painting by Frank Frazetta.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0040.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0044.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

Classic seen through a modern eye...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0050.jpg
Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0060.jpg
Laubin (by way of Gris?).

characterized by simplicity or purity of line...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0064.jpg
Architecture by Hawksmoor.

Doric:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0066.jpg
Photo by Walker Evans.

Classic enthusiasms...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0068.jpg
Sculpture by Hiram Powers.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0070.jpg
Drawing by Picasso.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0072.jpg
Painting by Laubin, Architecture by LeCorbusier.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0074.jpg
Painting by Laubin, Architecture by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0076.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0078.jpg
Painting by Canaletto.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0080.jpg
Photo by Claudio Pollard.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0082.jpg
Photo by MidtownGuy.

characteristic of the ancients and their culture ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0220.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0230.jpg
Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0260.jpg
Sculpture by Myron.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0270.jpg
Painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0280.jpg
Sculpture by Hiram Powers.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0290.jpg
Painting by Alma-Tadema.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0293.jpg
Alma-Tadema.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0296.jpg
Photo by MidtownGuy.

austere; characteristic of the ancients and their culture... classic poses...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0300.jpg
Painting by David.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0310.jpg
Painting by Frazetta.

The imminence of tragedy...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0320.jpg
The Lictors bring to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons. Painting by Jacques-Louis David.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0330.jpg
Death of Socrates by David.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0340.jpg
Painting by Giorgio de Chirico.

Classic wardrobes...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0360.jpg
Muses by Chirico.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0370.jpg
Madame Recamier by David.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0373.jpg
In the Tepidarium by Alma-Tadema.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0376.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin.

Classic Profiles...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0380.jpg
Chirico.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0385.jpg
Hermes by Praxiteles.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0390.jpg
Leon Krier and brother Rob.

Of the highest class or rank. Of recognized value...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0395.jpg
Canova.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0397.jpg
David.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0400.jpg
Alexander.

in fashion year after year ... of enduring interest, quality or style ... of the highest class or rank ... of recognized value... serving as a standard or model of excellence...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0410.jpg
Victory.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0420.jpg
Mascot.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0440.jpg
Architecture by John Nash.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0442.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0445.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

of the highest class or rank ... of recognized value ... referring to the ancients and their culture ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0446.jpg
Painting by R. Sanzio.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0447.jpg
Paintin by Laubin, Architecture by Krier.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0448.jpg
Painting and architecture by Giorgio de Chirico.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0449.jpg
Leonardo da Vinci and (perhaps) Michelangelo Buonarotti as Plato and Aristotle, by Raffaello Sanzio.

Classic motifs ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0451.jpg
Painting by Amedeo Modigliani.

in fashion year after year...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0452.jpg
Painting by Velazquez.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0453.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0454.jpg
Sculpture by M. Buonarotti.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0455.jpg
Sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini.

Classic transport ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0456.jpg
Painting by Sandro Botticelli.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0457.jpg
Painting by R. Sanzio.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0458.jpg
Painting by C. Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0459.jpg
Sculpture by Giambolgna.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0472.jpg
Laocoon.

Classic dreams ... characterized by simplicity in accordance with established principles of excellence in the arts and sciences ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0579.jpg
Painting by Chirico.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0608.jpg
Architecture by Krier.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0610.jpg
Architecture by Ledoux.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0620.jpg
Folly.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0726.jpg
Painting by Canaletto.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0727.jpg
Photo by MidtownGuy.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0756.jpg
Ledoux.

Acquired tastes of a classic mind:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0771.jpg
Chirico.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0772.jpg
Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0792.jpg
Pollard.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0794.jpg
MidtownGuy.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0796.jpg
Alma-Tadema.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0797.jpg
Canaletto.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0798.jpg
Paintings by Veronese, architecture by Palladio.

in fashion year after year; of enduring interest, quality or style, authentic, authoritative, typical...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0800.jpg
Canaletto.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0810.jpg
Monteriggioni.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0820.jpg
Monteriggioni.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/0830.jpg
Monteriggioni.

balanced, formal, objective, austere, regular...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1900.jpg
Ledoux.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1910.jpg
Palladio.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1913.jpg
Palladio.

Structural integrity (or its illusion):

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1918.jpg
Ledoux.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1920.jpg
Palladio

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1922.jpg
Mies.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1924.jpg
Mies.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1926.jpg
Mies.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1928.jpg
Architecture by Thomas Jefferson.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1932.jpg
Carlo Fontana.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1933.jpg
Hawksmoor.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1934.jpg
Robert Smythson.

Classic faces (don't bother to smile):

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1939.jpg
Painting by Agnolo Bronzino.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1940.jpg
Painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1942.jpg
Pierino da Vinci, nephew of Leonardo, by Bronzino.

A classic lady (a classy dame):

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1943.jpg
Bronzino.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1944.jpg
Titian.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1946.jpg
Bronzino.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1947.jpg
Admiral Andrea Doria by Bronzino. Note classic attire.

If you build for eternity, you have to forget about the present.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1950.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin, architecture by Nicholas Ledoux.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1952.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin, architecture by Leon Krier.

Architecture in a classic city:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1954.jpg
Paternoster Square, London.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1955.jpg
Nicholas Hawksmoor.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1960.jpg
Paternoster Square.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1965.jpg
Paternoster Square.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1966.jpg
Paternoster Square proposal. Painting by Carl Laubin, architecture by John Simpson.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1967.jpg
Paternoster Square.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1970.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

Classic landscape:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1978.jpg
Stourhead, landscape by Hoare and Flitcroft.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1981.jpg
Stowe, landscape by Capability Brown, architecture by William Kent.

Closet classicist:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1983.jpg
Drawing by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, aka LeCorbusier.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1994.jpg
Stourhead, landscape by Hoare and Flitcroft.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1995.jpg
Stourhead.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1996.jpg
Stourhead.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/1998.jpg
Palladian Bridge, Stowe, by William Kent.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/2000.jpg
Stourhead.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/2400.jpg
Architecture by John Russell Pope.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/3000.jpg
Canaletto.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/3010.jpg
Canaletto.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/3020.jpg
Canaletto.

Useful classics:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4100.jpg
Fountain by Nicola Salvi.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4200.jpg
Utensil by B. Cellini.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4300.jpg
Pont Alexandre III, Paris.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4350.jpg
Pont Alexandre III and Grand Palais, Paris.

Classic characters:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4400.jpg
Halbedier by Pontormo ("You talkin' to me?").

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4500.jpg
The Art Boys: Bellini and Mantegna, by Mantegna.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4600.jpg
Painting by Picasso.

Ecstasy...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4700.jpg
Picasso.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4780.jpg
Bernini.

Agony...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4790.jpg
Hector and Andromache by De Chirico.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4800.jpg
The Prophet by De Chirico.

historically memorable, noted because of special associations...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4820.jpg
Magnificent Lorenzo by Verocchio.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/4830.jpg
Lorenzo de Medici.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5000.jpg
Medici bust, Palazzo Vecchio.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5030.jpg
Architecture by Palladio, painting by Laubin.


http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5040.jpg
Architecture by Bramante.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5050.jpg
Architecture by Charles E. Brigham and I.M. Pei.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5060.jpg
Drawing by Canaletto, architecture by Wren.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5070.jpg
Painting by Canaletto, architecture by Longhena.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5080.jpg
Architecture by Wren.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5085.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5090.jpg
Architecture by Lord Burlington.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5110.jpg
Painting by Goya.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5120.jpg
Painting by Picasso.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/5490.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

of or relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans or their culture...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/6111.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/6112.jpg
Architecture by Hawksmoor.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/8790.jpg
Self-portrait of Carl Laubin in his studio.

serving as a standard of excellence...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9850.jpg
Leon in his lair. (Krier) Painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9859.jpg
Atlantis, Canary Islands. City by Leon Krier, painting by Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9865.jpg
Hawksmoor's works. Painting by Carl Laubin.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9866.jpg
The Archaeologists. Painting by Chirico.

Another self-portrait of civilized Carl (that old shoe). He's here to hold the line for us against...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9880.jpg
Painting by Laubin.

... these guys:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9890.jpg
Painting by Frank Frazetta.

Göring might have tried, but he couldn't talk his pilots into staying in their planes ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9910.jpg

Later efforts were more successful:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9930.jpg
Painting by Carl Laubin.

But no defense is ever complete:

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9950.jpg
Architecture by Hawksmoor.

So ...

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9990.jpg
Cain and his Descendants. Painting by Fernand Cormon.


The classic: an ongoing, though doomed, conspiracy to lift mankind by improving its products.

http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9995.jpg
Painting by Laubin.


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http://66.230.220.70/images/post/classic/9999.jpg

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