24 thoughts on “Bard College: Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Part 4

  1. i’m speechless. you outdid yourself today and deserve some kind of award for these photos. really.

  2. You are seriously talented, woman. What kind of camera did you use?

    PS: You are missed at FWIW.

    1. Anonymous @ 8:52p: I use a simple Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. My brother-in-law was telling me he read an article recently, and he thinks it was in the NYT, about a new Panasonic with interchangeable lenses. Now that would be my dream come true.

  3. You MUST organize EOS field trips. I want to come along on your next photo shoot. These photos are awesome.

  4. WOW, you were hot today! Stupendous photos. The color of sky and structure, amazing. There is something reminiscent of the Fish Church in Stamford, I think you need to go there next. ps. tell Catherine you’re working a lilac field trip.

    1. SB and Catherine: White Flower Farm is on my list this week or next. The forecast for the rest of this week is marginal so I might plan hastily when the sun shines.

      SB: I was going to ask you to be my Guest Photographer and get a snapshot of the Ice Cream aka Cigarette Truck that’s getting all the press that’s parked on the Port Chester/Greenwich border. You game?

  5. Yes, I’ll take that assignment. I drove by it today, in fact, and looked it over. It really sounds better than it looks, not good graphics or anything. But, “I’m game”. I have to head that way again tomorrow, so it’s easy to do. (I meant the NYBG lilac field trip, still too early for that)

  6. You are very gifted with the lens. The detail is powerful. Thank you for taking the drive up there.

    1. Annie: I did not go inside. The main door was locked and the entrance that was open was being used by the Bard students for dance and theater classes. I didn’t want to interrupt. I went primarily for the exterior anyway.

  7. Nice pictures but like the building in Seattle Center Gehry’s architecture is a little bit far out for my taste. This one reminds me of a morning many years ago when I got a call from an early shift employee who told me; “bring your camera the neighbor’s big grain bin ruptured and collapsed last night!” What I found was a scene that looked much like this building. The bin was 112 feet in dia and 50 feet high and at the time was full with 500,000 bushels of wheat. Needless to say it made the evening news and a mell of a hess.

    1. Idaho: Gehry is indeed “a bit far out” and I don’t often like his buildings either. For some reason, this one suits the location and purpose perfectly, and I think that’s often a key to a successful design, as much as its shape and composition.

      But the photos of the bin collapse sound worthy of an EOS- Friday submission!!!

  8. Came to you via your Audi Twitter feed. Neat blog with so much detail in the photography.

  9. You’ve done so many terrific photographic studies and this is no exception. I’m a fan of your small town reviews. Great blog.

  10. You have out-done yourself once again. Thanks for some of the best work yet and all the great details.

    You’ll get another EOS-Friday shot from me of the best EOS-inside-an-EOS-posting, with appreciation for full resolution. This one of the bird netting and oak leaves inside the bolts and beam framing.

    Straight beam and column structures are hard enough to make fit together in the field. One can only imagine what a structure of this curvy form requires.

  11. The acoustics at Bard were the object of special design efforts as well.

    A high school friend, the son of our band leader, spent many decades bringing a new performance center to the Univ. of Tampa.

    We were invited to the dedicatory concert recitals in January. The experience of live music in these well designed spaces is worth the trip.

    Here is the Sykes organ and recital space. David Isele is the organist. The acoustics of the recording do not match the live sound. But the architecture is eye candy.

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