Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Shattered

“The fact is that around 1910 a certain space was shattered. It was the space of common sense, of knowledge (savoir), of social practice, of political power, a space hitherto enshrined in everyday discourse, just as in abstract thought, as the environment of and channel for communication; the space, too, of classical perspective and geometry, developed from the Renaissance onwards on the basis of the Greek tradition (Euclid, logic) and bodied forth in Western art and philosophy, as in the form of the city and town.” 
Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space, 1974
quoted in Astradur Eysteinsson

Caspar David Friedrich - Das Eismeer - 1823-4

Giorgio de Chirico - La mansarda dell’Architetto (L’automa) - 1925

Lebbeus Woods - Underground Berlin - 1988
via Domus

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