purest example…


James N. Wood describes the St. Louis Arch as…

being the purest example ever realized of the utopian optimism.

image from St. Louis and the Arch, by Joel Meyerowitz.

Lesson / Koan : Listen to your arc.

The above quote is from St. Louis and the Arch, by Joel Meyerowitz.

BTW,

Meyerowitz was invited to contribute his view of the city by the St Louis Art Museum in the fall of 1977. Four visits and four hundred images produced his fascinating take on the towering Gateway Arch and surrounding metropolis.

The commission for St. Louis and the Arch was something different for Meyerowitz because he is probably most famous for his expressive street photography using a 35mm light-weight camera. For the St. Louis and the Arch, Joel Meyerowitz used 1938 Deardorff eight-by-ten view camera. In the Foreword to that book Joel Meyerowitz states that his large format camera is better suited to capturing subtle changes of color when looking at light and atmosphere rather than the bright local color of street photography.

1980 Print titled "The Arch," by Joel Meyerowitz.

NOTE :

Paradox is a figure of speech, described in The Language of Landscape, which is relevant when viewing the arch and the barren landscape in the above image.

Meyerowitz conveys the paradox as he frames a deserted urban environment standing before the metallic utopian symbol. ( should the frontier which the Arch represents also be left deserted?…aka “all voids do not need to be filled.” – t. joseph

Also…the space under any arch is left open for the simple reason that it acts as a public portal…supporting all willing to pass under its structure.

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arc (n.)
late 14c., originally in reference to the sun’s apparent motion in the sky, from O.Fr. arc “bow, arch, vault” (12c.), from L. arcus “a bow, arch,” from PIE base *arku- “bowed, curved” (cf. Goth. arhvazna “arrow,” O.E. earh, O.N. ör). – from Online Etymological Dictionary

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