"Like the ghost of the Revolution which never happened over here, like the ghost of the Revolution which was never completed over there, modernity is in permanent crisis. It is riven with contradictions, and in the absence of the radically revolutionary negativity which — according to the initial Marxist project — would have transformed life, these contradictions are wreaking havoc. Moreover, the crises are more numerous, more frequent, more generalized. They are becoming normalized. Every sector and every area is about to have its crisis, or is in the middle of it. Increasingly numerous despite claims to the contrary, these multifarious crises would appear to be one of the constituents of modernity. They are becoming an integral part of its consciousness, its image, its self-promotion and self-projection."

Henri Lefebvre, “What is Modernity?” (1962)

"… poetry, yes, but in life. No return possible to surrealist or preceding poetical writing."

— Guy Debord, letter to Patrick Straram, November 12, 1958

e-stocado:

Annex CCSS Building by Alberto Liner, San Jose-Costa Rica 1974 

e-stocado:

Annex CCSS Building by Alberto Liner, San Jose-Costa Rica 1974 

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Nursing home, Visby, Sweden, 1964. Architect: Johan Thomé.

Nursing home, Visby, Sweden, 1964. Architect: Johan Thomé.

Tags: architecture

arabicalligraphy:

عبد الرحيم كولين

arabicalligraphy:

عبد الرحيم كولين

rosswolfe:

Iakov Chernikhov, Cycle of architectural landscapes and other fantasies (1930)

rosswolfe:

Iakov Chernikhov, Cycle of architectural landscapes and other fantasies (1930)

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rosswolfe:

Aaron Douglas, afrofuturist mural of The Creation (1935)

rosswolfe:

Aaron Douglas, afrofuturist mural of The Creation (1935)

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theparisreview:

Self-portrait by Alberto Giacometti. James Lord writes in his introduction, “He works in a state of intimate excitement with his materials, his long strong functional hands never still, never quite clean of contact with his work … The figures and objects are seen by the artist not as pretexts but as ends in themselves and are to be seen similarly by us.”

theparisreview:

Self-portrait by Alberto Giacometti. James Lord writes in his introduction, “He works in a state of intimate excitement with his materials, his long strong functional hands never still, never quite clean of contact with his work … The figures and objects are seen by the artist not as pretexts but as ends in themselves and are to be seen similarly by us.”

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Factory, Limhamn, Malmö. Sweden, 1950s

Factory, Limhamn, Malmö. Sweden, 1950s