Again, Too Good a Memory

My boyfriend sent me a nice article on the newly renovated Jean Arps house.  Here’s a sneak peek, but you can read the whole thing here:

“Arp (1886-1966) was a pioneer of Surrealism and a member of the Dada movement, the branch of Surrealism that called for a return to childhood spirit and the destruction of all established rules. After working in Zurich and then in Paris in Montmartre, he and Taueber, another free thinker (they eventually married), bought a piece of land in Clamart and built a house at the edge of a forest. Influenced by the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, Taueber designed it.

More than 80 years later, the three-story “maison-atelier” still stands, and a decade-long renovation has just been completed.”

So I’m looking at it and all of a sudden I see that the writer is one Saskia de Rothschild, who owns a famous last name, sure, but also went to the same summer camp I did growing up!  She was a few years younger than I was but I remember her as delightfully skinny and French in her little tomboyish outfits. Maybe she has a Google Alert on herself.  If so, what up, Saskia?!

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