Thinking ... As Much Fun as Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n Roll

  • Michael Brill
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 11)


My father was a gifted artist, calligrapher, and a high-school teacher of art and photography. My mother kept our household, ran it frugally, warmly, and well, and she sang, listened to music, and read. They were both born in New York City of parents of mixed ancestry: German, Rumanian, Russian, English, and Portuguese, I believe. My younger sister is a gifted photographer, graphic designer, calligrapher, and a teacher of photography. We both were born in Brooklyn, New York, I in 1936 and went to public school and high school there, both located a block from our small fourth-story apartment. It was a small world and much about the arts. That seems to continue, for I have four sons, now 28, 26, 23, and 17—an actor, an artist-illustrator, a designer of jewelry, and a cartoonist.


Public Life Intellectual History Performance Concept General System Theory Design Studio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Brill
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Buffalo Organization for Social and Technological InnovationBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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