“I love peonies, but wait a second, they’re fake; I hate them.” An architectural historian considers the contradictions of artificial flowers and the unnatural nature of Central Park. A conversation at the Bard Graduate Center about the “fake” – her word – and the real, with music from Amiri and Rahiem Taylor. Photo by Harry Wilks.
- PERSON: Frederick Law Olmsted
- PLACE: the Guggenheim museum
- THING: a fake bouquet
- RANDY’S THING: artificial ancestors