domingo, 28 de julio de 2013

Antoine Picon. Ornament: The Politics Of Architecture And Subjectivity, 2013

“…The opportunity come not so much from straightforward continuity between past and present as from an intrincate, almost labyrinthine set of similarities and dissimilarities between what was once called ornament and the type of décor that now lies before our eyes. Contrary to what one might imagine, history reveals itself more productive when the present does not appear as a mere extensions of the past but seems, rather, to stem from a complex reinterpretation of some of its elements, a reinterpretation in which continuities and discontinuities need to be carefully sorted and weighted. The co-founder in the 1930s of the renowned group of French historians –the Annales School- Marc Bloch once declared that history must convey an `imperious sense of change`, and the complexity of the relations between past and present is one of the preconditions to fulfil this mission…”
Extracto de:
Antoine Picon. ORNAMENT: THE POLITICS OF ARCHITECTURE AND SUBJECTIVITY. LONDRES. 2013, WILEY
Seleccionado por el arq. Martín Lisnovsky

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