Monthly Archives: November 2010

after the agony in stony places

# drawing tests

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pressing lidless eyes and waiting

“Mathematics as the very model of intelligibility has been the central citadel of rationalism.  Now it turns out that even in his most precise science –  in the province where his reason had seemed omnipotent – man cannot escape his … Continue reading

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one of the low on whom assurance sits

“Subnature also offers an alternative to the merging vitalist discourse on ‘flow’ as the dominant effect of nature in architecture. The recent green movement has advanced a laudable critique of contemporary building practices.  In numerous books, we have learned to … Continue reading

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a current under sea; picked his bones in whispers

“Every step forward in mechanical technique is a step in the direction of abstraction.  This capacity for living easily and familiarly at an extraordinary level of abstraction is the source of modern man’s power.  With it he has transformed the … Continue reading

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the river sweats; oil and tar

explorations on : feral, wild, and domestic [editor’s note: the following comments are unedited and are in no logical order.] # In opening the discussion on what the ‘negative’ environments of architecture may be, we are forced to consider the … Continue reading

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