Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Friday, January 18, 2013

DA VINCI=>master of prototypes gave us TRANSCENDENT example ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "LEONARDO'S MACHINES">book by taddei, zanon & laurenza is => DA VINCI'S INVENTIONS revealed >first published in florence italy< ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 15th CENTURY DESIGN GENIUS > king francois I & count of gruyere brought hin to france for VISION

              +"LEONARDO'S MACHINES+
             >by taddei/zanon & laurenza<
               >leonardo davinci scholars<
       >is a magnificent book of da vinci's<
          >and i have selected five designs<
             >to warm up your cold night<

                   +TONIGHT'S PHOTOS+
          >reveal why i chose a prototype<
               >approach to the design of<

     #1)               +HELICOPTER+
     >linen sized with starch streched over<
       >a helical shaped iron stay attached<
          >to a central mast w/ wood ribs<
                 >men work the rotating<
                 >standing on a platform<

       #2)        +ARMOURED CAR+
        >barrage cannons circumvent this<
         >tortoise like tank w/ eight men<
            >powering the wheels below<
              >massed terrorfied enemies<

      #3)        +ORPHEUS STAGING+
       >moving theatrical spheroid domes<
            >provide synergetic backing for<
                         +STAGE SETS+
           >using dramatic lantern lights<
            >on stretched fabric backing<

      #4)             +PADDLEBOAT+
         >foot powered large sized wheels<
            >rotate the energised paddles<
                >the boat forward rapidly<

       #5)       +EXCAVATING CRANE+
      >an ingenius canal excavation crane<
       >w/ extra strong pyramid structure<
               >that moves forward as the<
               >proceeds with efficiency<

      >much of leonardo's military designs<
           >were for the infamous general<
      >whose father, the pope. gave cesare<
            >the title of the degruy related<
               +IS THE FULL GRUY NAME+
        >this valentinois title was acquired<
          >by the prince of monaco by his<
                     +TODAY'S ALBERT+
                          +HAS TITLE+
               >marriage to the niece of<
                     >cardinal mazarain<

                  +LEONARDO DA VINCI+
       >was befriended by the french king<
                         +FRANCOIS I+
             (>savoy/anjouleme heritage<)
               >via his gruy/savoy cousin<
              >who met leonardo in milan<
                   >eugene ray / degruy<
                      >leonardo davinci<
                         >cesare borgia<
                      >chateau clos luce<
             +IN THE CARE OF FRANCOIS I+

                  gene ray, lajolla, california

                >eugene ray, mfa, architect<
                  >professor emeritus, sdsu<

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