History and Memory

An archive of China since 1946 http://data.people.com.cn/rmrb/20200612/1?code=2 The Chinese narrative since 1950s https://www.marxists.org/subject/china/peking-review/index.htm#1958 What history shows is the possibility of paradigm shift. That possibility implies some optimism, a rare respite.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier Architecture philosophy In 1922, Le Corbusier presented to the public with a plan “a contemporary city with three million people”.  Laid out in a rigidly symmetrical grid pattern, the city consisted of neatly spaced rows of identical, strictly geometrical skyscrapers.  It was to be built on the right bank of Paris, after demolishing …

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Philosophy of Architecture

Philosophy of architecture The meaning of architecture Architecture may be viewed like any engineered artefacts that accidentally bear aesthetic value. Mere production of occasional artwork does not suffice to constitute an artform -craft being a notable example - and the aim of architecture is frequently, or even typically, not the production of art but useful …

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