Daily Draw May 9th, 2012
I’ve been browsing again at Book Depository. I found a lovely set of playing cards with an architectural theme. Printed by Piatnik for the Finnish Building Centre (Rakennustieto) in 1990, they were reprinted in 1995 and 2008 (at least) and are readily available in the newer edition. I like the logo of the Rakennustieto, which you can see in this image.
The blurb from the publisher:
”You may be dealt a hand with Le Corbusier, Charles Jencks or Antonio Gaudi in it; even if you are not so lucky you will enjoy the company of the international top names in architecture. Play Architecture game cards contain the top names of 20th century architecture from celebrated designers to world-famous projects. Pre-Modernism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and De-Structuralism are the four strong suits included in the pack. The aces are in a class of their own, not to speak of the two surprise jokers.”
Several years ago when architect Robert Royston died, I wrote about him and my interest in architecture. Sprinkled in this card blog in relation to art periods and postcards and such, I have made the odd reference to architecture too.
So I am going to open up a new study about these playing cards and learn something new or just explore design and the biographies of architects using the terrific line drawings and information in this deck.
Top names baby, top names all the way.