How should a modern workplace be furnished, decorated, and designed? Ben Mauk explores the century-old question: http://nyr.kr/1hYDEnF
“An engineer named Frederick Winslow Taylor, best known for exalting standardization (of scheduling, wages, equipment, and so on) for the sake of productivity, advocated that managers arrange their workers into cell-like spaces tailored to the simple, unskilled labor that each would perform. His ideas—known as scientific management or, simply, Taylorism—helped to inspire not only the modern factory but also the rigidly planned mid-century office, and they remain widespread in the business world.”
Photograph: Amy Eckert/UpperCut Images/Getty
CAMH Director Bill Arning reviewed former President George W. Bush’s paintings for People Magazine. Read the full review here.
Instruction No. 2, 1965
Plastic box with offset label, containing soap and hand towel with stamped ink additions
News from the Press Office: The first major American museum retrospective devoted to the work of Robert Indiana is opening at the Whitney on September 26.
Robert Indiana (b. 1928), EAT/DIE, 1962. Oil on canvas, 2 panels, 72 × 60 in. (182.9 × 152.4 cm) each. Private Collection. © 2013 Morgan Art Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Alexandra Lange on the “must-see” Le Corbusier retrospective at the MoMA: http://nyr.kr/11XokUS
Think I’ll skip the hat today:
Photos by J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere chronicling sculpted and braided hairstyles in Nigeria over the last four decades are in “The Encyclopedic Palace,” the main exhibition at the Venice Biennale. His show ”Sartorial Moments and the Nearness of Yesterday” opens Thursday at the Museum of the African Diaspora, in San Francisco.
J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Onile Gogoro or Akaba, HairDo 273/75,1975. Encyclopedic Palace. ©J.D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE AND COURTESY FIFTY ONE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY.