Friday, June 7, 2013

"Thinking in terms of space rather than place"

A few comments by Chris Bertram (Crooked Timber) on Brasília (ht Pedro Souza)

"As a new city, built on the red highland earth in the 1950s, Brasilia incorporates all the best town-planning theory of that era. [...] Apparently, nobody had the idea that the people staying in hotels might want to see anything other than more hotels …"

ps. The title of this post is actually a quote by Robert Hughes.

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