The third section (Chapters 16-18) focuses more on the idiosyncrasy
credit model, with special attention to issues of conformity and nonconformity.
That's the Latin logistics idiosyncrasy
that manufacturers, shippers and others in the industry hope to change.
"My gait is no faultfinder's or rejecter's gait," he announced in "Song of Myself," and he reiterated this quintessentially open-armed (and American) philosophy in private when he said to a friend: "Allowing a place for every man's personality, idiosyncrasy
[is] the keystone to the arch of my teachings." Unlike the Pentagon, Leaves of Grass, Whitman insisted, "has room for everybody."
Schmelling allows for both readings, using his privileged position as semiofficial interloper (he also worked on some of the cleanup crews) to preserve the intimate details of another's private idiosyncrasy
. Sometimes his fellow employees appear, gloved and masked, but Schmelling never tells us how particular homes have been chosen for their intervention.
A product of the syncretism between modernity and Mexican idiosyncrasy
, the work of Luis Barragan continues to represent an architectural manifesto for universal culture.
Like It Is is no Beautiful Thing: Writer Robert Gray lacks Jonathan Harvey's wit and instinct for idiosyncrasy
. But it's studded with good performances--Christopher Hargreaves is terrific in a small role as Craig's perplexed brother--and director Paul Oremland has a feel for the bustle of the commercial music business.
In series based on signature shapes including "diamonds," "scissors," and pinched-parallelogram "geminis"--choice examples of each were on view--Zox explored the painterly issues of the day (a systematic approach, the materiality of medium and support) while maintaining a modest idiosyncrasy
. Here, in the provinces of the post-painterly, one makes one's mark by leaving graphite lines visible, by recklessly yanking the masking tape off the canvas, and with a skillful palette.
Yet, far from marginalizing the work, Scarpa's idiosyncrasy
continues to inspire architects who, in their own cultures and contexts, are swimming against the tide of homogenized industrial production which has dominated the twentieth century.
As she herself has put it, "We're the objects of their fantasies." Bove's presentation of "The Future of Ecstasy" is a reminder that utopian social thought inevitably orients itself toward a future in which its every kink and idiosyncrasy
will become accepted wisdom.
Although the luxury and scale - the largest is Herzog and de Meuron's 20 800sq ft (1914[m.sup.2]) residence/media museum in the Napa Valley, due for completion in 2000 - as well as the programmatic idiosyncrasy
of most of the examples disqualify them as models, three modest and more generally applicable projects could be profitably replicated: Michael Bell's 900sq ft (83[m.sup.2]) 'Glass House @2[degrees]', MVRDV's pair of 200[m.sup.2] row houses on an Amsterdam canal, and the 179[m.sup.2] 'Curtain Wall House' in Tokyo, 1993-95, by Shigeru Ban, based on the delightful conceit of a literal curtain, and glazed facades that 'can be opened and closed to alter the view and environmental effects such as light and wind'.
The tale, set in London--a city Poe never visited--is an Acconci-esque "Following Piece" avant la lettre: A man in a coffeehouse observes the evening crowd through the window, singles out a man due to the "absolute idiosyncrasy
" of his facial expression, and follows him for twenty-four hours across the city.
She slogs through a swamp of race, history, trauma, and desire, which is hard enough, then pirouettes along a tightrope between grotesque stereotype and idiosyncrasy
, which is even trickier.