The Art of Making Books: The artisanship of 2K/DENMARK and Graphicom in producing my book, The Art of Classic Planning

© Nir Buras, December, 2018 According to the “craftsman cliché” a person who works with their hands is a laborer; one who works with their hands and their mind is an artisan; and one who works with their hands, their mind, and their heart is an artist.  Indeed, Webster 1828 defines artisan as “someone skilled …

The Art of Ambivalence Disguised as Pluralism: Charles Jencks, Landscape Architect, Designer, and Writer, Died on October 13th, 2019, Age 80.

©  Nir Buras Novemeber, 2019 Charles Jencks was one of my professors at UCLA in the 1980s. For me personally he was notable for his gentlemanly defense of a project I produced for his studio, a Postmodernist hamburger stand in the style of the Tail o’ the Pup hotdog stand in LA, a PoMo icon …

Gratitude, What Next, and Competition

Perhaps more than any other year, 2018 has been a year of gratitude for me. Family members survived the California fire, my daughter and son in law are expecting, my lovely life partner has not gone totally bananas from my writing. For all these I am grateful, as well as for the inspiration, support, participation, …