Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Millennia of enlightenment

"The veiled tendency of society towards disaster lulls its victims in a false revelation, with a hallucinated phenomenon. In vain they hope in its fragmented blatancy to look their total doom in the eye and withstand it. Panic breaks once again, after millennia of enlightenment, over a humanity whose control of nature as control of men far exceeds in horror anything men ever had to fear from nature."
Theodor Adorno, "Theses against occultism", Minima Moralia §151, 1951

Frantisek Kupka - Plans Verticaux I - 1912-3

El Lissitzky - Proun 5 - 1919

Theo van Doesburg - Architectural Analysis - 1923

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