Thursday, August 23, 2007

When good art turns bad 1

It was a small earthquake in 1906 that sent the marble statue of Swiss naturalist and geologist Louis Agassiz in a two storey headfirst pitch off a ledge on the Zoology building and into the grounds of Stanford University. As Dr. Angell remarked at the time in overthenet fashion, ‘Agassiz was great in the abstract but not in the concrete.’