Thursday, November 26, 2009

Intellectualizing ...

... without using intellect: The Architect as Totalitarian.

Of course, then there are the people who want to stop time and turn every city into a monument of the past.


  1. Joe(New York)10:10 AM

    Dear Frank,

    Best Wishes for a Blessed and a Happy Thanksgiving,

    I thought you would enjoy this short video. The opening is by John Eudes Bamberger who was the Abbot at one time and is now living a hermit. He was a friend of Thomas Merton.


  2. Joe(New York)10:18 AM


    In my comment /post: the third line should read " as a hermit" instead of " a hermit" ...

  3. Just as there are literary critics who want to stop time and preserve the novel in the form it had a century ago.

    I find the Preservers, if we could call them that, similar in mindset no matter what artform they're discussing. I don't view this is conservatism, per se, but rather as ossification of personal taste into totalitarian prescription. When the critics start telling the artists what to do, and how to do it, that's when the problems occur.