This month I gave a presentation at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage about Georgia, the country I am from. I tried hard but could not share everything I wanted to about Georgian culture in forty minutes.
As you enter the reception area of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, a distinctively carved limestone block anchors the far edge of the seating area. It is, in fact, a beautifully carved Welsh apex stone.
Architects and architecture seem especially well suited to the cinema. Think of the final scene of The Fountainhead(1949), with architect Howard Roark (played by Gary Cooper) standing triumphantly atop the skyscraper he has designed and built without compromising his integrity.
Recording studios run the gamut from spaces designed by specialists to the vernacular and homebrew. At the high end, considerable expense might be absorbed in building a commercial studio for recording everything from a simple voice up to a full orchestra.