Tante Acht und Achtzig and "Nudist Camp..."
"His [i.e., Ludwig's and Otto's father] other sister, Princess Alexandra, suffered throughout her life from the believe that she had once swallowed an entire grand piano made of glass. She spent many years locked away in a convent." After dying at Nymphenburg she later opted for reincarnation, and even played her later self in a movie.
The title of Duchamp's and Jennewein's paper for the HTAFCC is "Nudist Camp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art".
Re: Contemporary Art as sex
The title of Duchamp's and Jennewein's co-authored paper for the Horace Trumbauer Architecture Fan Club Convention is "Nudist Camp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art."
The house is a museum, when people come to see 'em
It only occurred to me recently that a couple of simple lyrics from the theme song of The Addams Family television show (1964-66) may well have subliminally inspired an aspiration I've subsequently held on to the rest of my life. I was eight years old when The Addams Family first aired, and it right away became one of my favorite shows. Aside from the kooky fun of it all--"Tish, you spoke French!"--it was the house that I loved most. It was, no doubt, my first (albeit unwitting) introduction to a cabinet of curiosities, the Wunderkammer.
The real and/or virtual house as museum. Fascinating!