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By Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser may be the main celebrated photograph fashion designer on this planet. As a tender guy, he learn a word that stayed with him via his lifestyles: "In seek of the Miraculous." possible say that every one human event is a miracle--memory, colour, style, Vermeer, stars, watermelon, and so forth. For these like Glaser, the act of creating issues that circulation the brain might be the inner most aspiration to the awesome. during this quantity, he has selected paintings, principally created through him over the final 5 years, to illustrate how one thought results in one other. via interesting juxtapositions, readers will achieve insights into Glaser's oeuvre, traveling with him as he discovers that possible new designs often pop out of provocative principles taken from the far-off past.

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25 26 32 The wall includes a pattern originally developed as a rug with color variations [27]. 27 33 I simplified it for use in the space [28] and applied the dots to metal panels [29]. 28 29 34 I finally used it as a graphic module for the 10- by 18-foot bar 35 [30], the central element of the theater’s interior. 30 36 The dot pattern reads as a visual metaphor for a glowing light. The “conversation” between the real reflections created by the gold-leaf light fixture and the highly polished, curved metal panels is the most interesting aspect of the bar.

35 36 42 Another series of patterns involved the creation of a moiré, using simple yellow lines that widen at random. It produces a wavy pattern in the background that doesn’t really exist [37, 38]. Another adaptation of a similar idea using a darker palette [39]. 37 38 39 44 The design seemed like a perfect surface for another School of Visual Arts poster called The Secret of Art [40], which is also the title of the Visual Arts Theater mural [page 29]. In some way, this poster also engages the basic theme of this exhibition, In Search of the Miraculous.

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