Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Houston Art Deco - Pathology

"In our country, we have no tradition of, how you say, irony." 
As a lover of art deco, I had to add a stop to our recent drive through Texas: Houston's Roy and Lillie Cullen Building at the Baylor College of Medicine. The goal was a bas-relief sculpture called "Pathology." According to Houston Deco, Edward Galea created this piece as part of a history of medicine. I remember outlining the trip, which would demand a major detour through traffic-clogged surface streets. Jenny looked dubiously at the plan, and then she saw a picture of the sculpture. "Yeah," she said, "We've got to get this…"

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