Fire Hydrants in the ​USA

 A first noticeable difference between Europe and the USA is the one of the fire hydrants. In the former, the fire hydrants are usually located underground (1) whereas in the latter, they are above the ground and they have a pillar-like appearance. This form is a nineteenth-century invention. The shape and form of the pillars` caps…

Street Art in Fayetteville, North Western Arkansas, USA

Street art, public art, as it has been coined lately, is a concept that undoubtedly inherited the view of the early twentieth century Avant-garde artists according to which the place of art is not necessarily in a museum, and the physical form of art is not necessarily the canvass or the brush. The example of…

Bookish Businesses

Bookmobiles or mobile libraries have been a constant presence in cities, Western world and Eastern bloc alike. In the former, the idea that stood at the basis of such an enterprise was Andrew Carnegie`s project according to which each person should have both financial and intellectual access to books; in the latter, it was thought…